Rollins Named a Green College

Rollins is featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

Rollins College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles Rollins in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose to include Rollins for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools’ commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.

The Princeton Review created its “Guide to 332 Green Colleges” in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.

In the guide’s profile on Rollins, The Princeton Review highlights the College’s use of renewable energy sources, additions to the campus that make it bike- and pedestrian-friendly, and its Fair Trade designation.

“Rollins’ goal is to develop our students as global citizens and responsible leaders—and being cognizant of environmental impact is a critical component in achieving this,” said Scott Bitikofer, chief sustainability officer and director of facilities management. “Rollins has been committed to environmental education since 1986 when the first sustainable development course was taught. We hope this designation, coupled with our academic programs and student initiatives, furthers Rollins’ reputation as a leader in the community—in and out of the classroom.”

Said Rob Franek, Senior VP/Publisher, The Princeton Review, “We are pleased to recommend Rollins to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices and practices.”