Oregon State University has received a gold rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) for 2020. The university has received a gold rating every year since 2011. The OSU Sustainability Office has received an extra recognition in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index for submitting last year’s report with zero accuracy issues. STARS measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Only two other American universities had no data accuracy issues. 

“We are thrilled with our zero-error report, particularly since it’s such a large amount of data.  We take sustainability measurement seriously since it helps us make more informed decisions and data driven recommendations to OSU leadership on how to advance sustainability at OSU,” said Brandon Trelstad, OSU sustainability officer. 

With more than 900 participants in 40 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.