4:036 APSU Sustainable Campus Fee
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4:036 APSU Sustainable Campus Fee


Austin Peay State
APSU Sustainable Campus Fee

Issued:  March 25, 2017

Responsible Official:  Vice President for Finance and Administration

Responsible Office:  Physical Plant


Policy Statement

It is the policy of Austin Peay State University that the Sustainable Campus Fee shall be administered by the Sustainable Campus Fee Committee to advance sustainability initiatives. 


The purpose of the fee is to advance sustainability initiatives on campus in the following categories:

The purpose of the fee is to advance student, staff and faculty involvement in sustainability initiatives, with proposals in one of the following types:




Is understood as: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” U.N. Brundtland Report, 1986. This definition implicitly recognizes the inter-relatedness of the welfare of people, the environment and the economy.


In the context of this policy:

  • describes projects, studies or research that demonstrate direct demonstrable campus sustainability benefits
  • should not be used for special events or operational expenditures not associated with the SCF Program
  • shall comply with State law, APSU Policies where applicable, with regard to project approvals, use of designers and code compliance



Approval of on-campus sustainability initiatives:

  • Funds for each category should be allowed to be carried forward if needed for near-term future expenditures. Fund balances in each category should not exceed a two-year accrual without encumbrance or carry forward justification plan.
  • A status report shall be published at the end of each fiscal year for all program activities. Based on this report the campus committee shall evaluate each year the validity of the fee and the appropriateness of the fee amount and make a recommendation, if necessary, for an adjustment to the fee.

Revision Dates

APSU Policy 4:036 – Issued: March 25, 2017

Subject Areas:

Academic Finance General Human



President: signature on file