Sustainability at IUPUI


The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System ™ (STARS®) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges and universities—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. 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 international 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.

For more information about the rating system, including credit criteria, scoring methodology and data accuracy measures, please visit



AASHE's mission is to inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the businesses that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives. To learn more, visit

STARS Version 1.2       Rating: Silver       Score: 51.09    Submission Date: June 21, 2013

IUPUI STARS Points Summary IUPUI Score National Average
Education & Research 46.58% 50.92%
Operations 31.62% 37.48%
Planning, Administration & Engagement 66.08% 57.52%
Innovation   4.00   2.52

Office of Sustainability

Lockefield Village
980 Indiana Avenue, Room 4408
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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