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Report Card 2010

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Regent University
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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Regent University

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Endowment: $274 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Enrollment: 3,532

Type: Private


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: No


Data compiled from independent research. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methods section.

Overall grade  
C -
Regent's sustainability policy emphasizes sustainable planning and construction, conservation, sustainable operations, and cultivating sustainability. The facilities director devotes a quarter time to sustainability efforts, and the Facilities Management Committee works on campus issues related to environmental stewardship. Fifty percent of fertilizers and 66 percent of pesticides used on campus meet national standards for organic crop production.
Regent is in the process of conducting a greenhouse gas emissions inventory. The university has performed system tune-ups and temperature setbacks for energy efficiency and conservation. Regent purchases some hydroelectric power through its electricity supplier.
Regent's dining facilities purchase local food whenever possible. The university has achieved a 60 percent campus diversion rate for recyclable waste, with a goal of reaching 70 percent. The university also composts or mulches all of its landscape waste. Dining facilities recycle used cooking oil.
Regent's green building policies require new construction to meet LEED criteria whenever feasible. The university has installed some low-flow faucets and showerheads in existing buildings.
Regent's council of graduate students works on campus issues related to environmental sustainability. Regent will participate in RecycleMania beginning in fall 2009. A student has worked with a faculty member to develop an aquatic ecosystem in the main campus holding pond.
Regent provides a free shuttle around campus and to off-campus housing. During the construction of the new student center, the university worked to limit new parking spots in order to preserve undeveloped woodlots on campus. The campus fleet includes electric vehicles.
The university makes a list of all holdings available only to trustees and senior administrators. The university does not make its shareholder voting record public.
The university aims to optimize investment return and does not invest in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The university asks its investment managers to handle the details of proxy voting.
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