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.

274 resources

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

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Keynote Address: Marcelo Bonta

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Student-Involved Campus Sustainability and Social Justice Initiatives in Canada

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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New Affordability Measures at Private, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities: Academic Year 2013-14

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Who are we educating about sustainability?

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Private College Tuition Increases Slow to Lowest Rate in at Least Four Decades

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Occupy Movement Focused on Student Debt Gathers Steam

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Interview Series: Bo Newsome, Director of Outreach and State Relations, NAICU

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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STARS Facts and Best Practices: Affordability and Access

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE's 'Higher Education Occupation' Project

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Student Diary Series: Gender and Sustainability, Part 2

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Student Diary Series: Gender and Sustainability, Part 1

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Jumping from the Ivory Tower: Weaving Environmental Leadership and Sustainable Communities

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Addressing Food Insecurity at Portland Community College-Rock Creek Campus

  • 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 June 11, 2015
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Eco-Equity Challenge

  • 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 ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Payne Family Native American Center

  • 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 July 24, 2012
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Efforts in Making Tuition More Sustainable

  • 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 July 11, 2012
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[email protected] - The Path to Emory University's Diversity Web Portal

  • Emory University (GA)

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


WinterBlitz: Williams College students Weatherize Low-income Homes in the Local Community

  • 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 June 21, 2010
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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).

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