Each spring the Environmental Science and Policy Capstone Course completes a campus environmental and sustainability audit with the goal of providing the Sustainability Office, the Department of Facilities Management, and the campus as a whole, a document that not only collected available data, but provided actionable solutions to a variety of issues the university is dealing with. The initial audit looked at ten topics, and each subsequent audit dives deeper into two of the original audit topics for a more in-depth analysis. Through this process, the university gains not only a really great work product, but the student are given the opportunity to contribute to lasting change at the university.
Ultimately, the Environmental Sustainability Audit provides information on specific areas of campus life and operations with regards to the level of sustainability they maintain. The information provided serves as a baseline for future generations of students and administration to reflect upon when considering growth at Chapman.