Diversity & Affordability

Introduction

Higher education opens doors to opportunities that can help create a more equitable world, and those doors must be open through affordable programs accessible to all regardless of race, gender, religion, socio-economic status and other differences. In addition, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff provide rich resources for learning and collaboration.

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Is Higher Education Economically Unsustainable? An Exploration of Factors that Undermine Sustainability Assessments of Higher Education Membership Required

  • Eastern Michigan University (MI)
  • Technical University of Delft

As students continue to review the sustainability of higher education institutions, there is a growing need to understand the economic returns of degrees as a function of a sustainable institution ...

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Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility Membership Required

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

We characterize rates of intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United States using administrative data for over 30 million college students from 1999-2013. We document four results. First ...

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To Serve or Not to Serve?: The Role of Gender Socialization in Community Engagement and Connections to Toxic Masculinities Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Across various measures of civic and community engagement, whether across the country or here at Oregon State University, men tend to be less active in these activities, which can be ...

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Sustainability Marketing and the Arts Membership Required

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Briefly covers general popular advertising avenues on campus and ways to uncover new marketing platforms through faculty and staff engagement. Focus is placed on an interaction with the arts and ...

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Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across the Curriculum Membership Required

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools (MN)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, North Hennepin Community College and Bemidji State University are offering a one day Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across the Curriculum workshop for faculty and ...

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Inclusion for Impact: Discourse on Diversifying the Sustainability Movement Membership Required

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

How can each of us answer the call toward a more inclusive and integrative approach to sustainability at our institutions, in our communities, and beyond? This session will explore the ...

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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Two ecopreneurship professors create a supportive context for women sustainability entrepreneurs and campus program innovators to move from idea to action with their regenerative project ideas. This dynamic half-­day ...

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Developing and Implementing a Critical Social Justice Lens for 21st Century Campus Sustainability Work Membership Required

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This cross-disciplinary workshop is designed to take our campus sustainability work to a deeper level, via the use of a critical 'social justice lens' (SJL), so as to improve its ...

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Starting the Conversation: Bridging Diversity and Sustainability in the California State University System Membership Required

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

At AASHE 2015, California State University East Bay shared efforts to build partnerships between campus diversity and sustainability programs. Over the past year, this discussion has expanded into the California ...

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Beyond Buzzwords: Deconstructing Justice within Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have become tokenized buzzwords within sustainability in higher education. As sustainability professionals, how do we deconstruct these words to the systemic issues of racial, ethnic, economic ...

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Exploring the Confluence of Race, Class and Gender Issues and our Campus Sustainability Work Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Rochester (NY)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Hackman Consulting Group

This panel session explores the powerfully important ways that dynamics of race, class and gender (RCG) impact the efficacy of our campus sustainability work, and then explains how a racial ...

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Farm-to-school & school-to-farm! Membership Required

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)
  • Burke County Public Schools (GA)

This conference session will highlight how collaborations between universities, schools, and farms have been incorporated into Dietetic Internship programs and curriculum to promote farm-to-school and school-to-farm efforts. Panelists will share ...

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Engaging Justice and Sustainability in North Philadelphia: A Campus/Community Collaboration Membership Required

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Describes a Campus/Community partnership between community leaders in North Philadelphia and faculty and students at Swarthmore College. The team supports a just transition away from fossil fuels and toward ...

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Building a College Culture of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity: Sustainability Across Curriculum & Programs Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This panel presentation will feature two colleges' approaches to building institutional cultures of inclusion, equity and diversity by integrating sustainability curriculum and programming across all departments. Specifically, this panel presentation ...

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Creating Cultures of Sustainability and Diversity, On and Off Campus: Stories from Three Institutions Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This session will present stories from three institutions--Georgia Tech, Oberlin College, and University of Illinois at Chicago--that are creating sustainability cultures by building on campus and community assets. Drawn from ...

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Building Social Capital: Fostering Inclusion and Trust on Campus and in the Community Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The largest challenge facing communities who are trying to make the sustainability transition is often social. Although sociologists have found declines in social capital nationally and internationally, few higher education ...

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Sustainability and Trans Inclusiveness: More than just bathrooms Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Are you confused about gender identities? Are you wondering what the big deal is about bathrooms? Are you hoping to find ways to educate students, staff, and yourself about being ...

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Working Towards 'Inclusive Sustainability' at the University of California, Santa Cruz Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) has served as a national forerunner in many areas of campus sustainability. Both nationally and locally, environmental movements have not always been inclusive ...

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It's All About the People! Let's Talk About Social Sustainability. Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

As industry professionals, you are already aware that we must balance the environment, the economy, and social equity if we are to achieve a sustainable society. The reality is that ...

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Carolina Survivors Initiative: Building Cultures of Inclusivity and Healing in South Carolina Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Launched in Fall 2015, the Carolina Survivors Initiative (CSI) serves the needs of recently resettled survivors of torture in Columbia, SC. With a goal of bringing global health to the ...

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How Higher Education Can Engage International Students to Achieve Sustainability, Social Justice, and Equity Membership Required

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

This session explores how higher education can address international students issues around recruitment, funding, research, intercultural connections and other support venues to facilitate social and environmental sustainability. As institutions across ...

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Fair Trade Recycling Operations Membership Required

  • Post Landfill Action Network (NH)

While the Responsible Recycling (R2) standard has been criticized for its flexibility regarding exportation, our team has been able to connect with R2 certified operations that exemplify how the exportation ...

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Bike Rentals, Education and Outreach: Creating student-led jobs, leadership positions, and access at a commuter college. Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)

The Bike Program funded 100% by student activity fees was launched in January 12, 2012 to increase access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable transportation at the PCC Cascade Campus. Through ...

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Urban Eco-Block: From Prototype to Adaptation - University, Community and Non-Profit collaborate to create a Net Zero Block Membership Required

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

Urban Eco-Block goal is to create a prototype Sustainable Form-Based Code and Net Positive Design for a typical urban city block found in many rust-belt cities where urban blight, economic ...

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RIT FoodShare: Collaboration Across Campus to Address Food Insecurity and Sustainability Membership Required

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

RIT FoodShare was conceived by students in the Fall of 2014 who were challenged in a class to research food insecurity and reduce food waste. Their initiative, combined with an ...

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Homestead Campus to Cure Higher Ed's Hang-Ups: Affordability, Access, & Sustainability Lip-Service Membership Required

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

Students and families complain that college is too expensive and exclusive. Employers complain that college graduates lack practical skills and critical thinking abilities. Sustainability educators call it systems thinking but ...

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Cultural Competencies: Developing a sustainable professional development model for a student services office Membership Required

  • Kent State University (OH)

This poster session describes the development of a multi-year professional development plan focused on increasing the cultural competencies of staff members in the Vacca Office of Student Services (VOSS), in ...

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Establish An Organic Multicultural Vegetable Garden to Promote Sustainability and Address Diversity at Kean University Membership Required

  • Kean University (NJ)

A team of four students from Kean University committed to establish an organic multicultural vegetable garden in the Liberty Hall Farm located in Union County, New Jersey. Team members will ...

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Why a Social Justice Framework Is the Only Way to Climate Justice and Deep Sustainability Membership Required

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This poster session lays out the rationale for the absolute need for a social justice framework when doing climate justice and sustainability work by making three essential points: 1. How ...

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Conversations That Matter: A Discussion on Connecting Sustainability and Diversity in Higher Education Membership Required

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • AASHE (PA)

Are you facing challenges on your campus related to connecting diversity and sustainability? AASHE's Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee is a group of directors, managers and coordinators that are helping ...

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Opening Keynote - Marc Edwards Membership Required

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Marc Edwards is the Charles Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. A renowned expert on water contamination and MacArthur 'genius' grant recipient, Dr. Edwards led the research teams ...

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Closing Keynote - Marcia Chatelain Membership Required

  • Georgetown University (DC)

Marcia Chatelain is a historian of African American life and culture in the 20th century. An Associate Professor at Georgetown University, Dr. Chatelain created #fergusonsyllabus in August 2014 to encourage ...

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Reaching Beyond Green: Adding Social Justice Peer Educators on Your Campus Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Peer education can be an effective way to reach students. In sustainability, we're used to hearing about Eco-Rep programs achieving this goal. Often, though, these programs have a significantly ...

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Validating the Need to Include the Economic Returns of Graduates as a Metric of a Higher Education Institutions Level of Sustainability Membership Required

  • Eastern Michigan University (MI)
  • Technical University of Delft

Higher education institutions play an important role in sustainability, in their own management and operation, in research and education, and in the undergraduate and graduate degrees they deliver. Often ignored ...

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Georgetown University Professor’s Ferguson Syllabus Growing Nationwide Membership Required

Two summers ago, shortly after the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, Dr. Marcia Chatelain’s sadness deepened when she ...

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Hunger on Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students Membership Required

  • Student Public Interest Research Group (IL)
  • Student Government Resource Center (MA)
  • College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) (MI)

This report, based on a survey of nearly 3,800 college students in United States, finds that nearly half of the students surveyed were food insecure and 22% qualified as ...

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Paul Quinn College Transforms Football Field to Organic Farm, Shifting Value to Students Membership Required

  • Paul Quinn College (TX)

At Paul Quinn College, where 83 percent of students are Pell Grant eligible (2016), students obtain both a liberal arts education and real-world work experience. This video showcases the historically ...

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ESF Sustainability Membership Required

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

ESF is unique among colleges and universities in that all educational and research programs are oriented toward natural resources, and toward the natural and designed environments. All that ESF is ...


Cornell University Energy & Engagement Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)

VA-NC Alliance Summer Research Program Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The VA-NC Alliance summer research program's goal is to increase the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students who pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

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Sustainability 2020 Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Ten years ago, students in an honors seminar investigated ways to reduce Green Mountain College’s ecological footprint. The class identified the biggest source of carbon emissions–the college’s ...

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Dr. Dorceta Taylor Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Dr. Dorceta Taylor engages students and community members in discussions on sustainable agriculture, food justice, inclusion and diversity.

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Root Program at Williams College Membership Required

  • Williams College (MA)

Williams College Root leaders emulate the Mighty Food Farm flexing tomato logo after an afternoon of volunteering on the Southern Vermont farm.

The non profit organization Manos Unidas led Williams ...

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RDI Event Oct 2015 Membership Required

  • Selkirk College (BC)

Dr. Terri MacDonald presenting at the Applied Research & Innovation Centre-Rural Development Institute and Association of Kooteny Boundary Local Governments-AgingAging Kootenays Event - Oct2015

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Environmental Attitudes and Information Sources Among African American College Students Membership Required

  • Texas Southern University (TX)

The author examined the environmental attitudes of African American college students by using the 15-item New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale. The author also attempted to determine their everyday environmental behaviors ...

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Food insecure student clients of a university-based food bank have compromised health, dietary intake and academic quality Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)

University and college students in wealthy countries may be vulnerable to financial food insecurity. If food insecure students have suboptimal health, their ability to learn and excel in their education ...

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Institute of Applied Agriculture Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is a 60-credit, two-year academic certificate program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The ...

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Language and Inclusion: Educational leadership practices that enhance learners’ sense of ecological identity and efficacy Membership Required

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

How sustainability conversations begin, who is invited to the table, and who is left out can determine how learners – including faculty, students, and other members of learning organizations – identify with ...

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HBCU Green Report 2014 Membership Required

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

The 2014 HBCU Green Report, which is based on a survey of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), indicates that there is significant activity underway on HBCU campuses to promote ...

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Minority-Serving Institutions Green Report: 2010 Campus Sustainability Survey Membership Required

  • United Negro College Fund (GA)

The Minority-Serving Institutions Green Report shares the results of a 2010 survey of minority-serving institutions administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building and the Sustainable ...

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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Benchmarking Data

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Programs and Initiatives

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Scores

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