SRU named one of country’s greenest colleges by Princeton Review


Macosky Center from above

Slippery Rock University's Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research helped propel The Rock to inclusion on the 2018 Princeton Review "Guide to Green Colleges." The Center was created in 1990 to promote sustainability at SRU and in the community.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Slippery Rock University as one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country in its 2018 "Guide to 399 Green Colleges."

Colleges were selected for inclusion based on their "Green Rating" scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2018 for 648 colleges. The magazine used data from its 2017-18 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges.

The survey asked universities to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into the guide.

The Princeton Review developed its "Green Rating" for schools working with a panel of experts on higher education sustainability practices to develop a survey for school administrators covering three key factors, including:

• Whether students have a quality of life on campus that is both healthy and sustainable;
• How well a school is preparing students for employment in an increasingly green economy; and
• How environmentally responsible a school's policies are.

"We strongly recommend SRU and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges," said Robert Franek, editor, The Princeton Review.

Franek said that college applicants and their parents are increasingly concerned about the environment and sustainability issues. Among nearly 11,000 teens and parents The Princeton Review surveyed earlier this year for its 2018 "College Hopes & Worries Survey," 63 percent said having information about a college's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.

The complete guide to The Princeton Review's 399 Green Colleges is available by clicking here.

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