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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Wokini Initiative at South Dakota State University

  • 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 ...


Staff members and students involved in antiracism work at AU’s 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.


Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ Program (RHFAC) at NSCC

  • 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 ...


USask 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...


Connecting Diversity with Sustainability - Penn State Overview

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Educational Equity Green Team was invited by Penn State’s Sustainability Institute to present a webinar connecting sustainability with diversity as part of the Green Bag Lunch Series on ...


Social Justice and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand at Northwestern

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Kathia Benitez is the sustainability director of sustainNU, Northwestern University's comprehensive and inclusive sustainability program. She writes about the initiatives at the University that address the triple bottom line ...


Draft Environmental Justice Framework

  • Princeton University (NJ)

We in the Office of Sustainability, as a primarily white staff in a predominately white field, recognize the inherent privilege assigned to us by a broken system. While we cannot ...


Making the Business Case for Campus Sustainability

  • Gordian (SC)

In this report, Sightlines (a Gordian company) highlights how environmental sustainability programs at higher education institutions would reduce operating costs via increased efficiency measures as well as attract sustainability-minded students ...


Harvard College Women's Center Commitment Environmental Justice

  • Harvard University (MA)

The Harvard College Women’s Center values environmental sustainability in our programming and office work/space/management. We acknowledge that neglect and destruction of the natural environment disproportionately affects women ...


Diversity in Higher Education: Creating Equity in Evaluation of Faculty

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (MD)

Despite efforts to improve hiring practices to diversify the faculties of colleges and universities in the US, a lack of strong attention to retention practices may negate progress. At predominantly ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Combating Incivility, Harassment, and Sexual Assault in Environmental Fields and Fieldwork

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (MD)

Increased attention on the pervasiveness of harassment and assault in the daily professional lives of women and men calls for open dialogue and institutional culture change, particularly around issues of ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Dartmouth Sustainability Office Inclusivity & Diversity Action Plan

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

The Dartmouth Sustainability Office challenges and empowers Dartmouth College and our students to solve the human and environmental problems presented by a rapidly changing planet. We do this via hands ...


When Kids Fight for Environmental Justice, Words Have Power

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (MD)

“Why aren’t all kids taught civics in schools?” Jaysa Hunter-Mellers asks. There has never been a more critical time in our history for young people, especially those from marginalized ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Just Sustainability - Julian Agyeman Keynote from AASHE 2010 Conference

  • AASHE (PA)

Julian Agyeman Keynote from AASHE 2010 Conference.

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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The Path to Environmental Justice is Local

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (MD)

The time has never been more urgent for environmental advocacy. Climate change, biodiversity loss, and social inequity are creating an increasingly unstable and impoverished world. The magnitude of the problems ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Racial Diversity in the U.S. Climate Movement

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby (CA)
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (MD)

People of color are projected to become a majority of the U.S. population by 2043 but are grossly underrepresented in environmental organizations that work on climate change. They are ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Tim Wise: Higher Education's Urgent Imperative to Become Antiracist

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Timothy Jacob Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer and is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Race and the Environmental Movement: History and Legacies

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

This webinar explores some of the roots of the American conservation movement as they relate to white supremacy and patterns of discrimination and marginalization. The webinar explores four windows into ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Housing Crisis Mitigation Plan photo

  • San Jose State University (CA)

SCI 2020 Housing Crisis Mitigation Plan photo submission


Racial Equity, Social Justice & Sustainability Discussion Series: Session 4

  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Panelists discussed and reflected on the three earlier sessions that explored racial equity, social justice and its intersection with sustainability. Open Q&A took place throughout the recap session.

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2020
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Racial Equity, Social Justice & Sustainability Discussion Series: Session 3

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Panelists discussed how the only way to eradicate racism is to do the personal work of becoming antiracist and leverage our voices. Anyone who is not willing to do the ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2020
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Racial Equity, Social Justice & Sustainability Discussion Series: Session 2

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Power Shift Network (DC)
  • RE Tech Advisors (VA)

Panelists discussed how we can’t continue to package sustainability efforts in the same way, but rather that we need to include the lens of racial equity and social justice ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2020
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Racial Equity, Social Justice & Sustainability Discussion Series: Session 1

  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)
  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Panelists discussed how Sustainability and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion managers need to work together, as well as the need to address how sustainability managers can elevate their status and have ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2020
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Universities of Sanctuary Ireland (UoSI) Guidelines on Becoming a University of Sanctuary

  • Places of Sanctuary Ireland

Places of Sanctuary Ireland has a Universities of Sanctuary Ireland (UoSI) stream, a sister network to the Universities of Sanctuary UK stream, that encourages and celebrates the good practice of ...

  • Posted Aug. 28, 2020
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Universities of Sanctuary Resource Pack

  • City of Sanctuary UK

The City of Sanctuary organization has a Universities of Sanctuary stream that recognizes and celebrates universities that welcome sanctuary seekers into their communities and foster a culture of inclusion.

This ...

  • Posted Aug. 28, 2020
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Webcast: COVID-19, Climate and Higher Ed: A Second Nature Panel Discussion

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Second Nature (MA)

COVID-19, climate and higher ed: Defining the sector’s responsibility in solving global challenges

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the response to it offers lessons for addressing other global problems ...

  • Posted Aug. 4, 2020
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Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity

  • Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity (2020) is a timely book, as across the globe more and more of us awake to our always interconnected selves. The Handbook brings the ...

  • Posted July 10, 2020
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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

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Scores

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