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30% Discount off Registration to the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

  • Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (OR)

AASHE members are eligible to receive 30 percent off registration to the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (#WOHESC). WOHESC is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action and promoting ...


Sustainable development goals and higher education: leaving many behind

  • Nelson Mandela University (Eastern Cape)
  • International Education Association of South Africa

This paper critically interrogates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to higher education in low-income countries. While the SDG Goal 4, Target 4.3, calls for ensuring ‘equal access ...


Defining Social Change as Social Action: HE's Role in Addressing Social Change

  • University of Greenwich

Recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement across the world is a reminder for HE institutions that we have a key role to play in enabling that our graduates ...


SCECon 21: Our World, Our Time, Our Voices

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

SCECon 2021: Our World, Our Time, Our Voices aims to recenter the environmental narrative around environmental justice by giving intentional space for students to learn about unique and intersectional environmental ...


Inclusive Sustainability: Collaborative Approaches through UC Santa Cruz’s People of Color Sustainability Collective

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The People of Color Sustainability Collective (PoCSC) works to make the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) a leader in sustainability and environmental justice, in recognition of our changing demographics ...


The Inclusive Sustainability Initiative at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)

  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

The Inclusive Sustainability Initiative (ISI) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is an example of innovation and investment connecting inclusive excellence and sustainability. The term inclusive sustainability whether applied ...


Integrating racial equity, social justice, and sustainability through general education learning outcome assessment

  • University of Utah (UT)

In 2014, the University of Utah administration received a poignant letter from a group of passionate students suggesting that granting an undergraduate degree to any student without ensuring that they ...


Incorporating Social Equity and Climate Justice into Climate Action Planning in Higher Education

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Portland Community College’s 2021 Climate Action Plan: Resiliency, Equity and Education for a Just Transition (the CAP) centers people at the heart of creating benefits and solutions to the ...


Equity, Diversity, Justice, Inclusion Task Force, Catawba College

  • Catawba College (NC)

The Equity, Diversity, Justice, and Inclusion (EDJI) Task Force at Catawba College aims to build a campus community where all members thrive by working to cultivate critical conversations and practices ...


Central Sustainability

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

Prior to 2020, Central Michigan University (CMU) lacked an Office of Sustainability, or any structures which ensured the pursuit of sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community. Two student ...


Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) Common Agenda

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Establishing a Common Agenda as a significant first step under a Collective Impact Framework for rapidly improving social justice and environmental sustainability conditions on campus; using the drafting process not ...


Addressing Food and Housing Security among NC State University Students

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Since February 2018, when a report on student hunger and homelessness on NC State University's campus was released, the campus community has generated increased resources for students, conducted ongoing ...


Indigenous Interconnections

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Project Name: Indigenous Interconnections Student Name: Daniel Torres Balauro Project Mentors: Aurora Winslade and Carr Everbach Project Board Members: Aurora Winslade, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability Carr Everbach, Professor ...


Uniting for Organizational Change - Merging the Sustainability Office and Office of Inclusive Excellence

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

In July, 2020 the Sustainability Office and the Office of Inclusive Excellence merged to form the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability.

The fields of sustainability, inclusion and social justice ...


The university went to ‘decolonise’ and all they brought back was lousy diversity double-speak! Critical race counter-stories from faculty of colour in ‘decolonial’ times

  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Manchester (Lancashire)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (Yorkshire)

UK Higher Education is characterised by structural and institutional forms of whiteness. As scholars and activists are increasingly speaking out to testify, whiteness has wide-ranging implications that affect curricula, pedagogy ...


Confronting the complexities of decolonising curricula and pedagogy in higher education

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Pretoria
  • SOAS University Of London (Middlesex)

Recent critiques voiced by students in both the Global South and North have turned attention to the ways in which higher education practices have been informed by, and continue to ...


What Can Decolonial and Abolitionist Critiques Teach the Field of Higher Education?

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In this article, I offer a critical reading of the higher education field-imaginary and its orienting assumptions, inspired by decolonial and abolitionist critiques. These critiques identify the constitutive and ongoing ...


DEI and Social/Environmental Justice Planning at University Sustainability Offices

  • Tufts University (MA)

This document is a memo written by an intern at the Tufts Office of Sustainability. The memo benchmarks 22 institutions of higher learning, noting the plans and initiatives that related ...

  • Posted April 21, 2021
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Anti-Racism in Higher Education: A Model for Change

  • Azusa Pacific University (CA)

Racism continues to persist in higher education and traditional diversity initiatives that focus only on support resources and tolerance training continue to fall short in making lasting change on college ...

  • Posted Feb. 22, 2021
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Unaligned connections or enlarging engagements? Tertiary education in developing countries and the implementation of the SDGs

  • University College London (London)

Given that tertiary education (TE) is a sector often associated with exclusion, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where only a small proportion of the population gain access, how ...


Gendering Sustainability in Management Education: Research and Pedagogy as Space for Critical Engagement

  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (NJ)

Gender issues have been well conceptualized in feminist organization studies. However, gender research has had limited practical effects, in part because it has not been well conceptualized in the sustainability ...


“Just Sustainability” Environmental Justice Campaign Case Study

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The UVM Eco-Reps have long existed to encourage sustainable behaviors in UVM students, faculty, and community members. After a summer of Black Lives Matter protests, six months of a global ...


Intersectional Sustainability and Student Activism

  • Southwestern University (TX)
  • AASHE (PA)

In recent decades, universities have made significant progress toward environmental sustainability and have likewise tightened their budgets and restructured economic models in the name of financial sustainability. However, institutions of ...

  • Posted Feb. 4, 2021
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South Dakota State University Wokini Initiative

  • South Dakota State University (SD)

The Wokini Initiative at South Dakota State University aims to increase the number of enrolled American Indian students, support their academic success, and boost their graduation rate. The groundwork for ...


Investing in Racial Equity: A Primer for College & University Endowments

  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

Investing in racial equity involves developing and committing to business practices that proactively identify and counteract racial inequities within a company or an organization, and allocating capital to intentionally and ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2020
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Humber College - Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)

  • Humber College (ON)

Humber is the lead of the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)-02 consortium working to harness the capacity of three Kenyan National Polytechnics to develop industry-responsive skills training programs ...


IUPUI Day of Caring

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

IUPUI partners with the United Way to host a Day of Caring to support local social organizations across Indianapolis. This year, the IUPUI community volunteered with Growing Places Indy, a ...


American University - Staff members and students involved in antiracism work at Antiracism Center

  • American University (DC)

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University generates scholarly research, educational tools, and policy analysis geared towards dismantling racism in its many forms.


Nova Scotia Community College - Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ Program (RHFAC)

  • Nova Scotia Community College (NS)

In 2018, Nova Scotia Community College partnered with the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) to offer an Accessibility Assessor training course, making NSCC one of only two institutions in Canada to ...


University of Saskatchewan - SCI2020 Indigenous Pathways

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Student dancing at University of Saskatchewan graduation Powwow.


Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools

  • Harvard University (MA)

Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools, a program of The Principals’ Center, offers a historical and cultural context for understanding how inequality plays out in schools and provides educators with ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

  • Dillard University (LA)

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Center for Urban Education

  • University of Southern California (CA)

Since its founding in 1999, the USC Rossier Center for Urban Education (CUE) has worked to bring equity-mindedness to institutions of higher education through socially conscious research, tools and learning ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Pullias Center for Higher Education

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The world’s leading research center on student access and success in higher education, the Pullias Center for Higher Education advances innovative, scalable solutions to improve college outcomes for underserved ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Center for Antiracist Research

  • Boston University (MA)

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Antiracist Research & Policy Center

  • American University (DC)

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University generates scholarly research, educational tools, and policy analysis geared towards dismantling racism in its many forms. We build multidisciplinary initiatives for ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health is dedicated to examining how and when racism affects health, providing tools to improve the rigor with which researchers ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

  • Georgetown University (DC)

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) is a hub at Georgetown University through which students, faculty, and staff engage in Washington, DC through activism, advocacy, service ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability

  • Seattle University (WA)

CEJS serves as a clearinghouse for Seattle University’s environmental programs and sustainability initiatives. If you have any questions about CEJS, campus sustainability, CEJS events, or have an interest in ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Diversity and Social Justice: A Glossary of Working Definitions - University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

This glossary was created by the University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Multicultural Affairs.

*This glossary is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every word and term used ...


Diversity Definitions - Portland Community College

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This is a list of Portland Community College Mission Priority Terminology published by the PCC Office of Equity and Inclusion.


Glossary of Bias Terms - Washington University in St. Louis

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

In order to best facilitate dialogue, the Bias Report and Support team at Washington University in St. Louis believes that it is important to share a common language of social ...


Environmental Justice Toolkit - American University

  • American University (DC)

This toolkit can be utilized by students to learn more about environmental justice and share with others. Students are encouraged to engage with campus departments and organizations who host events ...


Environmental Justice Toolkit - University of Connecticut

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This Environmental Justice toolkit was created by students of the United Nations Association University of Connecticut Chapter. The resource provides the definition and history of environmental justice, as well as ...


9 Things You Can Do This Week to Address Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)

9 things you can do this week to address racial equity, social justice, and sustainability on your campus or at your organization.


The Campus Divestment From Police College and University Toolkit

  • UnKoch My Campus (DC)

This toolkit is intended to help students create targeted letter-writing campaigns to call on their respective institutions to cut ties with police, envision a future without police presence on campus ...


Equity, Justice, & Sustainability

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

This tool helps students understand how social context can influence the success or failure of projects; as a result, students will learn to design their own projects, both local and ...


RaceWorks

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity has a new resource for educators and facilitators who want to develop students' or coworkers' racial literacy. RaceWorks includes ...


Closing Racial Equity Gaps

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California identified five obstacles that stand in the way of racial equity at the system level and present five essential ...


Economic Inequality and Higher Education

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Syracuse University (NY)

The vast disparities in college attendance and graduation rates between students from different class backgrounds is a growing social concern. Economic Inequality and Higher Education investigates the connection between income ...

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

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

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