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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Northridge
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Max Reyes
Assistant Director
Government & Community Relations
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

The Office of Government and Community Relations serves as the primary liaison between the university and government agencies and officials at the local, state and federal levels, providing information regarding campus programs and activities and working to meet the needs of our shared constituents. The office also assists the campus community in navigating a wide variety of government laws, regulations, programs and agencies.


A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

This office also serves as the community connection to California State University, Northridge. The office engages local business organizations, chambers of commerce, nonprofit groups, homeowner associations and the community-at-large around issues of mutual concern, while also keeping these various entities informed of campus programs and activities that would be beneficial or of interest to them. In addition, the Office of Government & Community Relations is always looking to explore creative partnerships and provide university resources to meet community needs. The University is proud of the diversity that its student populations reflect, which mirrors the diversity of the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles region. CSUN is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).


List of identified community stakeholders:

CSUN has a broad reach in engagement and interaction with community stakeholders in the region. Listed below are some of the organizations we regularly engage with that impact the community:
United Chambers of Commerce
LA Chamber of Commerce
Devonshire P.A.L.S.
Northridge East Neighborhood Council
Valley Industry & Commerce Association
Valley Economic Alliance


A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

CSUN is committed to engaging stakeholders in our region regarding key projects the University is working on for the betterment of campus and community environments.

Last year, we partnered with Mayor Eric Garcetti to conduct a Neighborhood Walk to interact with surrounding residents and businesses. This allowed us the opportunity to inform stakeholders of government services as well as gain feedback as to their ideas on how to improve their neighborhoods.

We have also worked with surrounding neighborhood councils, residents, and key regional stakeholders to notify and engage them with our public transportation priorities on and surrounding the University.


The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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