CSU Earns First Platinum STARS Rating

Colorado State University has received the first Platinum rating and the highest score ever submitted in STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

STARS is considered the most comprehensive and well-respected sustainability assessment for colleges and universities with 700 institutions taking part on 6 continents. STARS is provided by AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education).

Here are just a few of the things that helped CSU earn this landmark score.

Platinum Review Protocol

STARS consists of 1,025 different text and data fields covering four inclusive categories:

  • academics/research
  • engagement
  • operations, and
  • planning and administration

AASHE staff review each Platinum STARS submission to ensure that every credit meets the criteria and intent of the credit as part of the Platinum review process.

CSU’s review with AASHE’s comments and CSU’s response are included here to make our STARS report as transparent as possible.

As this was AASHE’s first Platinum review, our report was a pilot of the Platinum review process. AASHE wrote this blog about the review process.

To see the CSU STARS report in full, please visit the platinum report on the AASHE website.

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