The Princeton Review is pleased to continue its partnership with the AASHE to streamline the reporting process for institutions that choose to participate in various higher education sustainability assessments. The intent of this initiative is to reduce and streamline the amount of time campus staff spend tracking sustainability data and completing related surveys.

In 2012, to address this issue our groups worked to establish the CSDC. The CSDC was available for all schools (free of charge) who wanted to submit data to all of these groups in one single survey.

For our 2013 collection, the CSDC has been replaced with the launch of STARS® 2.0. The new version of STARS® offers a basic level of access at no cost to institutions. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Register for STARS® (at the basic or full level of access).
  2. Report your data in the STARS® Reporting Tool.
  3. Save a “snapshot” to also share with The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review will accept data from STARS® 1.2 or 2.0. In addition, The Princeton Review will accept data submitted via the STARS® Reporting Tool or data submitted directly through our own Review Data Set Form F: Student Life.

Please find more information with the STARS® Reporting Process

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at surveysupport@review.com.

A full list of the fields that The Princeton Review requires for its Green Rating are included in full below:

STARS® 1.2 Requirements
CreditField NameField Section
OP-1 Building Operations and Maintenance Buildings
OP-2 Building Design and Construction Buildings
OP-3 Indoor Air Quality Buildings
OP-4 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Climate
ER-T2-1 Student Group Co-Curricular Education
PAE-1 Sustainability Coordination Coordination and Planning
PAE-5 Climate Action Plan Coordination and Planning
ER-10 Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Curriculum
ER-9 Sustainability Learning Outcomes Curriculum
OP-6 Food and Beverage Purchasing Dining Services
OP-T2-4 Vegan Dining Dining Services
OP-8 Clean and Renewable Energy Energy
OP-T2-18 Energy Metering Energy
OP-9 Integrated Pest Management Grounds
PAE-16 Committee on Investor Responsibility Investment
OP-10 Computer Purchasing Purchasing
OP-11 Cleaning Products Purchasing Purchasing
OP-12 Office Paper Purchasing Purchasing
ER-16 Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research Research
ER-18 Sustainability Research Incentives Research
OP-14 Campus Fleet Transportation
OP-15 Student Commute Modal Split Transportation
OP-16 Employee Commute Modal Split Transportation
OP-T2-26 Bicycle Sharing Transportation
OP-T2-27 Facilities for Bicyclists Transportation
OP-T2-28 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Transportation
OP-T2-29 Mass Transit Programs Transportation
OP-T2-30 Condensed Work Week Transportation
OP-T2-31 Telecommuting Transportation
OP-T2-32 Carpool/Vanpool Matching Transportation
OP-T2-33 Cash-out of Parking Transportation
OP-T2-34 Carpool Discount Transportation
OP-T2-35 Local Housing Transportation
OP-T2-36 Prohibiting Idling Transportation
OP-T2-37 Car Sharing Transportation
OP-18 Waste Diversion Waste

For schools who plan to submit data via STARS® 2.0 we welcome these submissions. Below are the fields we are requiring for our Green Rating:

STARS® 2.0 Requirements
CreditField NameField Section
AC-2 Learning Outcomes Curriculum
AC-3 Undergraduate Program Curriculum
AC-9 Academic Research Research
AC-10 Support for Research Research
EN-3 Student Life Campus Engagement
OP-1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Air and Climate
OP-2 Outdoor Air Quality Air and Climate
OP-3 Building Operations and Maintenance Buildings
OP-4 Building Design and Construction Buildings
OP-5 Indoor Air Quality Buildings
OP-6 Food and Beverage Purchasing Dining Services
OP-7 Low Impact Dining Dining Services
OP-9 Clean and Renewable Energy Energy
OP-10 Landscape Management Grounds
OP-12 Electronics Purchasing Purchasing
OP-13 Cleaning Products Purchasing Purchasing
OP-14 Office Paper Purchasing Purchasing
OP-18 Campus Fleet Transportation
OP-19 Student Commute Modal Split Transportation
OP-20 Employee Commute Modal Split Transportation
OP-21 Support for Sustainable Transportation Transportation
OP-23 Waste Diversion Waste
PA-1 Sustainability Coordination Coordination, Planning and Governance
PA-2 Sustainability Planning Coordination, Planning and Governance
PA-13 Committee on Investor Responsibility Investment