STARS

 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System


The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community.

STARS is designed to:

  • Provide a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education.
  • Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community.
  • Create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability.
  • Facilitate information sharing about higher education sustainability practices and performance.
  • Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community.

The STARS framework is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada – from community colleges to research universities, and from institutions just starting their sustainability programs to long-time campus sustainability leaders. STARS encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability.

http://stars.aashe.org/

The current version of STARS is version 1.2.  Ball State's most recent STARS report was filed on September 28, 2012 and received a Gold Rating.
Click here to view the current STARS Report. 


STARS 1.0, which launched in, 2010, was the first version of STARS in which participants could earn a rating.  

The Ball State University initial STARS Report was filed on August 2, 2011, and received a Silver Rating. Click here to view the initial STARS Report.

In compliance with the filing of our initial STARS Report, we have placed supplemental PDF documents below: