Marquette University was recently named to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2024 Edition. The university received a Green Rating of 90/99 for the 2024 guide.
The Princeton Review assessed Marquette and nearly 700 other schools on over 25 data points regarding uses of renewable energy, recycling and conservation programs, the availability of environmental studies in their academic offerings, and their career guidance for green jobs.
The report notes that students who attend Marquette University will find opportunities to engage and support environmental sustainability throughout campus, from the classroom to their residence halls and everywhere in between. Notable examples include:
- Having a formal sustainability committee (Sustainable Marquette Employee Resource Group)
- Offering more than one sustainability-focused degree (Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Environmental Engineering)
- A dedicated sustainability officer
- Cleaner transportation alternatives
- Car sharing program
- A telecommute program for employees
- Condensed work week option for employees
- Free or reduced-price transit passes and a free campus shuttle for students
- Indoor and secure bike storage, shower facilities and lockers for bicycle commuters as part of a campus bike plan
Other recent initiatives include an updated endowment policy that prohibits direct investments in fossil fuels; the Marquette University Police Department moving to hybrid squad cars; renewable energy initiatives; sustainable building standards; and the Sustainability Internship Program. More information about Marquette’s sustainability efforts is available online.