Furman University has been recognized as one of the top 10 overall performers in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, claiming the seventh spot in the national rankings among baccalaureate institutions.
Furman also achieved a top performer rating in the research category this year among all types of institutions. Only two universities in the Southeast earned perfect scores in the research category; the other was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to a news release.
“Over the past few decades, Furman has established itself as a sustainability leader in higher education, both in terms of its curriculum and its campus operations,” said Weston Dripps, executive director of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, in the release. “Being recognized as a top sustainability performer nationally speaks to our ongoing hard work, efforts and sustainability achievements.”
The 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).