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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Equity and Ecology: Incorporating Environmental Justice into Campus Sustainability Membership Required

  • Pomona College (CA)

Equity is as important an aspect of sustainability as ecology - so why have campuses had such difficulty including these concepts in sustainability programming and planning? This session provides an overview ...

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Are Green Campuses Walking the Talk? Providing Underrepresented Students with Access to Sustainability Membership Required

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

Have you had a difficult time articulating why sustainability assessments such as STARS include diversity as an indicator? This presentation will offer a few explanations through a brief review of ...

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Community gardens and access to green space for near-poverty populations Membership Required

  • Western Illinois University (Il)

Backyard gardening has become more popular in recent years both as an outdoor recreation activity and a means of food safety and security. Access to open space for gardening is ...

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Campus Sustainability as a Driver of Social Justice Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Rio Salado College (AZ)
  • University of Wyoming (WY)
  • Better World Books (GA)

Oftentimes, we think of our sustainability efforts independent of social justice.

This panel will discuss innovative ideas for combining recycling while funding social justice initiatives. The panelists, representing both private ...

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UNCF Building Green with Black, Tribal and Hispanic Serving Institutions Membership Required

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • Lancaster Craig & Associates (NC)

United Negro College Fund Panel

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Addressing Sustainability, Diversity, Peace and Justice Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Case study research and development can be effective for addressing aspects of sustainability but learning does not just happen (Timpson & Doe, 2008). To serve as effective guides, instructors must ...

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Poverty and Homelessness: Improving Disadvantaged Communities through Sustainable, Urban Gardening Membership Required

  • University of North Florida (FL)

This is a multidisciplinary, community based TLO (Transformational Learning Opportunity) that will offer students the opportunity to learn about poverty and homelessness through a partnership with the Clara White Mission ...

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Integrating Social Sustainability into Capital Improvement Plans Membership Required

  • Emersion Design (OH)

Social sustainability is at the core of many campus sustainability plans in theory, but to what degree is it in execution? This presentation will review a proposed method of measuring ...

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Rethinking Diversity: Defining, implementing, and measuring social sustainability in universities Membership Required

  • University of Denver (CO)

The overarching objective driving this session is the incorporation of social sustainability into U.S. higher education. As a movement gaining in momentum and popularity, sustainability has the ability to ...

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Community Energy Connection Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

CU Community Energy Connections (CEC) is a collaboration between the CU Environmental Center's Energy Program and the CU Environmental Justice Steering Committee. The CEC focuses on social justice and ...

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Sustainability Education in the Developing World Membership Required

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • SolarQuest┬¿ (VT)

Of the more than 3 billion people currently living in the world's urban areas, over 2 billion are in less-developed regions. By 2015, these regions will include an estimated ...

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Walking our Talk: Strategies, Challenges & Successes in the Pursuit of Sustainability and Social Justice on Campus Membership Required

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

This presentation will focus on identifying the tensions, obstacles and openings for moving higher ed institutions towards greater sustainability and social justice. The presentation will draw on the experience of ...

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Tribal College Sustainability Indicators Membership Required

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) within the College of Menominee Nation (Menominee Indian Reservation, WI) is spearheading the Tribal College Sustainability Indicators Research Project. Prompted by the success of the ...

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Dialogs in Green: Creating a Climate of Sustainability, Community, and Diversity at Colorado State University. Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

What is a climate of sustainability for a land grant institution's campus? Colorado State University is a land grant institution of 24,000 students located in the foothills of ...

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A Partnership Model: Emergent Properties of Learning and Leadership for Sustainability Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The most fertile field of sustainability and sustainability education is caught in a tension between those who seek nature-based designs and solutions to human predicament and those who seek human-based ...

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Rethinking Diversity: Social Sustainability in U.S. Higher Education Membership Required

  • University of Denver (CO)

The overarching objective driving this session is the incorporation of social sustainability into U.S. higher education. As a movement gaining in momentum and popularity, sustainability has the ability to ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Justice Membership Required

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

CU Boulder's Environmental Center has been working to make the connections between sustainability and justice evermore clear while changing the campus conversation. With students, we spread awareness about eco-social ...

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Deepening the Conversation: Making the Connections Between Social Justice Education and Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Hackman Consulting Group

This case study seeks to help those who are not familiar with social justice educational frameworks gain an initial understanding of what they are and then how they connect to ...

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Using a Social Justice Lens to Address the Doubt, Denial and Dismissal of Climate Change and the Need for a Sustainable Future Membership Required

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This half-day workshop is designed to help participants respond to campus doubt, denial and dismissal regarding climate change through the utilization of a social justice perspective on climate change and ...

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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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Keynote Address: Marcelo Bonta Membership Required

  • Center for Diversity & the Environment (OR)

Marcelo speaks and writes passionately about his broad vision of diversifying the environmental movement to audiences around the U.S. He is the founder of the Environmental Professionals of Color ...

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Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods Membership Required

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Louisville's Housing & Neighborhood Development Strategies (HANDS) is a multifaceted program bringing the University's resources to bear on the problems of an impoverished African-American neighborhood ...

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MA in Social Justice & Human Rights

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MA in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) in ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences provides a theoretically and methodologically rigorous program offering opportunities for skill ...

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Master in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities is learning in action. As a student in this program you'll have the opportunity to conduct an action research ...

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Teaching Social Justice Master

  • Cambridge College (MA)

The purpose of this program is based on the recognition that education is critical to creating a more just and sustainable world. In creating the Teaching Social Justice Program, Cambridge ...

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Student-Involved Campus Sustainability and Social Justice Initiatives in Canada Membership Required

  • York University (ON)

While considerable focus has been given to campus sustainability, there currently is a notable scarcity of academic literature and research on student-involved campus sustainability and social justice initiatives. The main ...

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New Affordability Measures at Private, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities: Academic Year 2013-14 Membership Required

  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (DC)

The following examples of new affordability initiatives demonstrate the creative ways in which private, nonprofit colleges are working to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. They ...

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Who are we educating about sustainability? Membership Required

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

This research quantitatively examines student of color and low-income student enrollment at postsecondary institutions in New York state (NYS) that have committed to becoming more sustainable. A three-part study, prepared ...

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Private College Tuition Increases Slow to Lowest Rate in at Least Four Decades Membership Required

  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (DC)

Published tuition and fees at the nation’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities rose 3.9 percent for the 2012-13 academic year, the lowest rate in at least four decades ...

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Occupy Movement Focused on Student Debt Gathers Steam Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

The Occupy Student Debt Campaign, an offshoot of the Occupy movement focusing on student debt and urging students to pledge not to repay their loans if other borrowers join them ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Bo Newsome, Director of Outreach and State Relations, NAICU Membership Required

  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (DC)

Robert “Bo” Newsome, the Director of Outreach and State Relations at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), talks to AASHE about sustainability initiatives at NAICU and its ...

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STARS Facts and Best Practices: Affordability and Access Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

With costs for higher education rising continuously, institutions’ affordability and access programs are rapidly becoming a major factor for student success during the college years and beyond. In order for ...

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AASHE's 'Higher Education Occupation' Project Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

The connection between the Occupy Movement and the establishment of a just and sustainable society is sometimes clear and sometimes foggy. To better help us all understand the relationship, AASHE ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Gender and Sustainability, Part 2 Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In my last post, I looked at how studying gender and environment can work together. In this post, I want to touch upon how gender matters and operates within my ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Gender and Sustainability, Part 1 Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

As a female student interested in all kinds of social justice and sustainability issues, I wanted to take the time here to talk about the particular ways in which gender ...

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Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability Membership Required

Occupy Education is motivated by the sustainability crisis and energized by the drive for social justice that inspired the Occupy movement. Situated within the struggle for sustainability taking place amid ...

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Jumping from the Ivory Tower: Weaving Environmental Leadership and Sustainable Communities Membership Required

  • Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus (CO)

Jumping from the Ivory Tower demonstrates the positive results that occur when colleges work with communities to develop students with a sense of place. The book examines the role of ...

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Addressing Food Insecurity at Portland Community College-Rock Creek Campus Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Our campus community faces food and nutritional challenges like much of the nation. Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus, with 50% of the student population receiving financial aid, chose ...

  • Posted 1 year, 10 months ago
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Eco-Equity Challenge Membership Required

  • George Washington University (DC)

The George Washington University's Office of Sustainability and the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service have joined efforts to support GW students in their social entrepreneurial efforts to ...

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Payne Family Native American Center Membership Required

  • University of Montana (MT)

The Payne Family Native American Center, the first of its kind in the nation, is an excellent example of sustainability in practice. This symbolically rich building provides a place for ...

  • Posted 4 years, 9 months ago
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Efforts in Making Tuition More Sustainable Membership Required

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

Recently, Sewanee has taken three tuition actions in an effort to make the cost of an excellent college education more sustainable. In January 2012, the University announced that it would ...

  • Posted 4 years, 9 months ago
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Diversity@Emory - The Path to Emory University's Diversity Web Portal Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)

To establish Emory University's first diversity web portal --diversity.emory.edu

  • Posted 4 years, 10 months ago
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WinterBlitz: Williams College students Weatherize Low-income Homes in the Local Community Membership Required

  • Williams College (MA)

For the past 2 years, Williams College students and community volunteers have weatherized a total of over 75 homes in 3 towns near Williams College during a one-day event in ...

  • Posted 6 years, 10 months ago
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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

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).

Diversity & Affordability Partners