Custodial Services: Social Sustainability 

  • ISU Custodial Services employs more than 130 dedicated and talented individuals who work together in 12 self-directed work teams across campus buildings, focusing on providing a quick response to customer needs and emphasizing ongoing training and education of staff. Work teams have 8-12 staff members, and each team manages about 10 buildings. These employees also deal with constantly changing schedules, with two-thirds of staff working 4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout different campus regions. 
  • ISU Custodial Services recognizes the link between student, faculty and staff health and success, as well as a commitment to safety for custodial teams and customers, thus driving every service that Custodial Services provides, with specific focus on the impact of cleaning products and processes on indoor air quality.
  • ISU Custodial Services attends conferences and trade shows to find new ideas and environmentally-friendly products.
  • Custodial Services is recognized as a leader in green cleaning among peers and serves as a resource to regents, peer and national universities.

"Green and sustainable work hand-in-hand. They have to work together to ensure we're doing the best for our customers."

-Don McClure, Custodial Facilities Services Coordinator