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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The State of Race: Searching for Social Justice in America & Sustainability Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

America is at a crossroads; racial tensions have reached a boiling point and we need a meaningful dialogue about race and racism at AASHE. Race is often left out of ...

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Partnering for an equitable, sustainable school: 3 approaches for building partnerships and programs that connect sustainability Membership Required

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

As diversity and sustainability become more embedded into a campus culture, the connections between diversity and sustainability become more apparent and critical to create a thriving campus. This panel discussion ...

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Women in Sustainability Network (2015) Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Who this session is for: Administrators, faculty, and program leaders concerned with innovation, gender equity, and social justice, including women in the field of sustainability who want to share our ...

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Identity Caucus: The Intersection of Sustainability and Identity Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

During this section attendees will split into different groups depending on the identity that most resonate with them. The discussion will focus on how the intersection of these identities correlates ...

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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators (2015) Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Join in the creation of 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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Social Justice in Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

While current concepts of sustainability include environmental, economic, and social justice dimensions, it is clear, in practice, that social justice is often neglected. We see this trend within sustainability initiatives ...

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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 - 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 ...

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Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability Education for International and Culturally Diverse Students Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

A sure way to transform sustainability education is to make it more inclusive and incorporate multiple perspectives. To do this, the dominant sustainability education culture must engage in a paradigm ...

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Growing Food Security in Higher Education Institutions Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Food insecurity is the incapacity to access a variety of different and preferred foods due to a lack of resources, according to the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale. The Growing ...

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Campus Accessibility: Physical, Mental and Emotional Accessibility as a Feature of Social Sustainability ('El Mapa') Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Sostenibilidad Cultural Gira Mapa One of the surest ways to transform sustainability education is to make it more inclusive and incorporate multiple perspectives. To do this, the dominant sustainability education ...

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Sustainability without sacrifice: How URIs are saving money & reducing GHG emissions by investing in energy efficiency Membership Required

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Finding a way to prioritize and finance sustainability projects can be difficult for any institution, but may present a unique struggle at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and under-resourced institutions (URIs). To ...

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Nature Village: Engaging Multicultural Families in a Collegiate Setting Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

University Village (UV) is a housing complex located in Albany, California, a city that borders Berkeley, which currently provides housing for 974 families with 2,718 total residents. Many of ...

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Transforming Consciousness: A Follow Up to Ilarion Merculieff's Plenary Membership Required

  • Antioch University, Seattle (WA)

Ilarion Merculieff embodies Indigenous wisdom that we believe will deeply affect most, if not all, of his audience. After a short introduction, we will split up into the three groups ...

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Open Education Model of Environmental Sustainability Course Creation Membership Required

  • Central Community College (NE)

The traditional textbook publishing model is not sustainable. The average yearly textbook expense of $1200 can impact student retention. Studies show that students saving on text expense sign up for ...

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Oskēh-Mamāceqtāwak Kēketōwak: Youth Speak Membership Required

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

High school students who are participating in College of Menominee Nation's Sustainability Leadership Cohort Program (SLC) will present two videos. The first video, Nama'o The Ancient Story Teller ...

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George Washington Carver, A Role Model for Sustainability Membership Required

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

Through a brief presentation and a clip from a recent documentary, learn about George Washington Carver, arguably one of the premier forefathers of the sustainability movement in the United States ...

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HBCU Meet up Membership Required

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)

The HBCU meet up is a networking session for sustainability professionals working at historically black colleges and universities as well as others interested in collaborating with HBCUs to advance sustainability ...

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Plenary: Incorporating Indigenous Wisdom into Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeway (AK)

Ilarion Larry Merculieff has over 40 years experience serving the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other indigenous peoples and in this time has played leadership roles in a wide ...

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Cultivating Underrepresented Students' Success through Sustainability Membership Required

  • Indiana State University (IN)

As sustainability practitioners, we know the 'why' of diversity and inclusion, but sometimes the 'how' can be daunting, particularly if we are not experienced in working with underrepresented groups. This ...

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Overcoming the Hostile Environment: Steps to Incorporating Sustainability at a Reluctant Institution and in a Divided Community Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

At first glance, the small liberal arts college where I teach and the St. Louis Metro region do not seem to have much in common: one is a predominately white ...

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Mitakuye oyasin (All My Relations): Manifesting Sustainability through Cultural Understanding Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Culture provides the structure for how we interact with our natural environment. For centuries, proclaiming a religious right to manifest destiny has justified actions that have enabled cultural values which ...

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Diversity & Inclusion in Campus Sustainability - A Networking Meeting to Explore Intersections Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

For sustainability projects to engage people across diverse identities, it is crucial for people who work on sustainability to commit to developing an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful and in ...

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Sustainable Change through Systemic Thinking & Resilient Practices Membership Required

  • Co3 Consulting (WA)

The juxtaposition of the Iceberg Method by Peter Senge and the Domains of Resilience created by the Institute of HeartMath is a great way to introduce systemic thinking and resilient ...

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Our Story of Stuff: Sharing “waste” with a campus Free Store Membership Required

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Like many large, urban universities with a residential population, the University of Louisville (UofL) has faced two major challenges at the heart of sustainability: an over-abundance of discarded, useful items ...

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Advancing Student-Led Community-Based Health Equity Research: CPHE Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Since 2009, the Community Partnership for Health and Equity (CPHE), an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and community leaders, has focused on promoting social sustainability in the Portland, OR metropolitan ...

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The Wisdom Project: The Native American Youth Leadership Initiative Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (OR)

America needs the talents and perspectives of Native Americans, America’s first scientists, to enhance innovation and diversity across disciplines. However, the lack of Native representation in programs, particularly STEM ...

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Aha- Yes We Can! Engaging Diverse Student Groups at Community Colleges Membership Required

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

Aha- Yes We Can! Engaging Diverse Student Groups at Community Colleges Practiced and Proven. It is widely understood that engaging students in sustainability within a community college is incredibly and ...

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Canadian On-Campus Sustainability and Social Justice Initiatives Membership Required

  • York University (ON)

Canadian On-Campus Sustainability and Social Justice Initiatives: Findings from a national research project Students are often the initial driver of new community-benefit initiatives on campuses. Regenesis, a Canadian on-campus sustainability ...

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Liberate your Literacy: How Sustainability & Social Justice Interact Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Ecoliteracy pioneers Stone & Barlow (2014) emphasize that creating social change requires resilient relationships within the larger ecological and social community. However, we are born into a society in the ...

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Portland State University - Cultural Sustainability Walking Tour Map Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University is situated on a large urban campus in downtown Portland, Oregon. Disseminating information about cultural and resource centers as well as other services on campus to the ...

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The Downtown Fitchburg Urban Revitalization Development Plan Membership Required

  • Fitchburg State University (MA)

This research project is a multi-tier economic development plan to revitalize downtown Fitchburg by establishing affordable student housing for Fitchburg State University (FSU) students in historic mill buildings which utilize ...

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Sustainability, aging, and human rights: Interconnections and inclusion for the classroom and beyond Membership Required

  • Indiana State University (IN)

The idea that the future is in the hands of our young people has become somewhat of a truism in sustainability dialogue. As a society, we are fortunate that our ...

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The “Three Es” of Sustainability Portland Style Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

This is a three-part poster presentation with each poster (24” x 36”) representing one of the “three Es” of sustainability: Environmental, Economic, and Equity, as can be viewed locally in ...

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Plenary Session 2: Indigenous Practices for Sustainability with Judy Bluehorse Skelton Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

In a post 20th century industrialized world many may wonder, how are Indigenous ways informing regional strategies for a sustainable future and what role can colleges and universities play in ...

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Lower Socioeconomic Status and Sustainable Campus Housing Access Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In 2011, The University of Arizona (UA) took two huge leaps towards a more sustainable future through the erection of two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum buildings ...

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Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm Membership Required

  • Xavier University (OH)

The Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm, is an Appalachian love affair between a man, his farm, and his desire to make the world a better place ...

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Establishing Sustainable Urban Communities: HBCU Experiences as Learning Models Membership Required

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

Sustainable Community Development

“Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

  • United Nations World Commission on Environment and ...
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Conversations on Equity & Resilience Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

The ongoing national dialogue about "Just Sustainability" on our campuses is a critical component of social resiliency and adaptability. Without thoughtful attention to the inequities and social divisions in our ...

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The Social Life of Smartphones Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Our institution has taken a unique approach to education and outreach initiatives by deliberately highlighting the social aspects of sustainability, fostering the power of storytelling to elicit emotional responses in ...

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Stronger Together: Collaboration Opportunities for Campus Diversity Officers and Campus Sustainability Officers Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • McGill University (QC)

Campus diversity and inclusion departments educate and engage students, staff and faculty to promote inclusion, diversity and equity. Campus sustainability departments educate and engage students, staff and faculty about how ...

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Sustainable Spelman: HBCU Climate Action Planning Membership Required

  • Spelman College (GA)
  • O'Brien & Gere (NY)

The Vision of a Sustainable Spelman requires all of us to adopt an ethic of conservation. In January of 2013, Spelman College completed its Climate Action Plan (CAP) and submitted ...

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Plenary: MSI Panel Membership Required

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • United Negro College Fund (GA)

Plenary Panel including Clark Atlanta University President, Dr. Carlton Brown, and Felicia M. Davis, UNCF.

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Building an Inclusive Climate Justice Movement on Campus across Race, Class, and Gender Lines Membership Required

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • United Negro College Fund (GA)

The climate isn’t just for the 1%. How can students ensure their climate planning and action are gender, race, and economically inclusive? The American College & University Presidents’ Climate ...

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Inclusion, Coalitions, Fun, and Parties: Adapting Approaches to Encourage Student Involvement and Awareness of Sustainability. Membership Required

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Student’s participation in community outreach and educational activities outside of those required by classes is decreasing. Sustainability has become an increasingly popular subject among university students in online blogs ...

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Gardening with Neighbors: Community Gardening and Food Security in West Louisville Membership Required

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The “West End” of Louisville is characterized by many low-income neighborhoods that are disproportionately affected by high levels of food insecurity and poor health conditions. Still, community groups and neighborhoods ...

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Cultivating Grassroots: Emerging Platforms for a Sustainable Food System and Economy in Blue Ridge Appalachia Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian scholar and activist Helen Matthews Lewis writes that “It is important to talk and plan together for the future, to have dreams and hopes and visions.” Lewis believes in ...

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Regional Cultures and Campus Sustainability: The Quebec Case Membership Required

  • Sierra Youth Coalition (QC)

While no one would argue that many issues related to sustainability can only be understood on a global level, international negotiations confront us with the fact that cultural differences can ...

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Biodiversity Of Humans And Agriculture Membership Required

  • The University of New Mexico (NM)

The University Of New Mexico has worked to build local food hubs in and around the University as demonstration gardens for students and local residents. As SouthWest native tribes have ...

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50 Shades of Green: An Examination of Sustainability Policy on Canadian Campuses Membership Required

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

While there is an abundance of literature on sustainability in higher education emerging within academic journals, there has been a paucity of research examining the uptake and implementation of sustainability ...

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Aggie Blue Bikes; How AmeriCorps Grants Can Bring Bicycle Lending to Your Campus Membership Required

  • Utah State University (UT)

Aggie Blue Bikes (ABB) is Utah State University’s (USU) premier bicycle lending, education and advocacy program; its mission is to get more people on more bikes, more often. Throughout ...

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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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