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Report Card 2011

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Hampton University
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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Courtesy of Hampton University

School details:

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Location: Hampton, Virginia


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: No


Please note: Data was collected in summer 2010 and may no longer be current.


Data compiled from survey responses, when available, and from independent research, when needed. For more information on data collection and evaluation, please see the  Methodology section.

Overall grade  
Hampton University has demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through a formal sustainability plan and the campus master plan. A sustainability committee has worked on a number of initiatives, including transitioning to electronic publication of documents and purchasing bike racks and hybrid cars for the university. The university also purchases a variety of Energy Star-qualified products, FSCl-certified paper, and EPEAT-certified electronics.
The university has implemented several measures to reduce energy use, including temperature setbacks, and has installed energy-efficient technologies such as steam trap systems and geothermal HVAC systems. Hampton also runs awareness campaigns to encourage the campus community to conserve energy.
Dining services at Hampton purchases local vegetables, as well as organic vegetables and fruit. Vegan meals are offered at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The university recycles all traditional materials and runs an electronics recycling program.
The university uses energy efficient products in all new construction, and is replacing inefficient HVAC units with more efficient models. To conserve water, low-flow faucets have been installed on campus.
A campus beautification competition is held annually. Environmental themes are incorporated into new student orientation through presentations as well as other forms of active engagement. An environmental student group is active on campus.
The school offers a free shuttle service to on- and off-campus destinations, and limits vehicular traffic on campus. The university has not made public any other programs or practices that encourage or facilitate the use of alternative forms of transportation.
The university makes a list of all holdings available at the investment office to trustees, senior administrators, and other select members of the school community. The university does not make its shareholder voting record public.
The university aims to optimize investment returns, and the endowment is currently invested in on-campus energy and water efficiency projects. Hampton is exploring endowment investment in community development loan funds and renewable energy funds.
The university provides its investment managers with general guidelines that determine its proxy votes.
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