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Report Card 2011

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The Citadel
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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The Citadel

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Endowment: $167 million as of June 30, 2009

Location: Charleston, South Carolina


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: No

Endowment Survey: No

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  
D +
The Citadel employs an energy and sustainability manager and purchases only Energy Star-qualified products. The school has no known policy relating to campus-wide sustainability initiatives.
The Citadel has eliminated the use of incandescent lightbulbs and has installed occupancy sensors in many campus buildings. An energy newsletter is distributed to the campus community twice a year.
The Citadel recycles aluminum, cardboard, plastic, paper, glass, mixed metals, printer cartridges, and batteries, and a campus group hosts a sale of discarded materials at the end of the year.
The Citadel is required by South Carolina law to achieve LEED Silver certification for new buildings and major renovations. Low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets have been installed throughout campus.
Students at the Citadel have participated in RecycleMania. The school has no other known programs to involve students in campus sustainability activities. There are no known active student groups related to the environment and sustainability.
The Citadel maintains a pedestrian-friendly campus. The school's fleet includes several flex-fuel vehicles and electric golf carts, and bike racks are located throughout campus. All members of the campus community are eligible for a subsidized bus pass.
The Citadel Foundation makes a list of endowment holdings available to the public. This information is accessible online. The foundation does not make its shareholder voting record public.
The foundation aims to optimize investment returns and does not invest the endowment in on-campus sustainability projects, renewable energy funds, or community development loan funds.
The foundation asks that its investment managers handle the details of proxy voting.
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