As faculty gathered to begin a new academic year, Sterling College announced that it has successfully concluded its five-year Nourish the Roots comprehensive campaign by exceeding the original $9 million campaign goal, raising $11.6 million in gifts and pledges. Sterling College is among the smallest colleges in the United States and during the campaign raised more annually for its environmental stewardship mission than colleges and universities that are many times larger.
Sterling College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, placing No. 2 among baccalaureate institutions overall with a Gold rating and score of 78.28. The Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights top-performing sustainable colleges and universities overall and in 17 impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).