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April 16, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU earns fourth Princeton Review’s 2013 Green Guide listing

Slippery Rock University has been named one of 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year.

The education services company, known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, announced its selections today, in celebration of the upcoming April 22 Earth Day. The fourth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges" is available at: .

“At Slippery Rock University, we work very hard at being an environmentally engaged university and we stress rock-solid environmental stewardship. I am personally pleased that The Princeton Review has seen and recognized our efforts. It is especially pleasing this award was announced during our ‘Earth Days 2013,’ celebration. I hope this honor serves as an additional reminder for all of us to get more involved in ‘greening,’” said Cheryl Norton, SRU president.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its guide based on a 50-question survey conducted in 2012 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges. The company analyzed survey data about the schools' course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation to measure their commitment to the environment and to sustainability.

"We are truly pleased to recommend Slippery Rock University along with all of the fine schools in this book to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices and practices,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher at The Princeton Review.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.