Elon started participating in STARS (Sustainability, Tracking Assessment & Rating System) in 2011 and earned a Silver rating. STARS is a voluntary reporting framework for higher education institutions to track and measure sustainability performance.
Elon has submitted 4 STARS reports, each with a Silver rating. STARS has four main categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations and Planning & Administration and a fifth category for Innovation & Leadership. An institution’s STARS score is based on the percentage of points earned in the four main categories plus up to four points for innovative strategies and practices reported in the Innovation & Leadership category.