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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 65.69
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date July 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colgate University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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:

Colgate actively engages with the Hamilton community on all major institutional decisions that impact our growth and/or land use.


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

The population of Colgate is about as equal to the population of Hamilton. The two communities work closely together on all major decisions. Furthermore, the majority of our faculty and staff are residents of Hamilton. Therefore, the overlap makes it difficult to distinguish one from the other - the two communities are inherently linked and depend on each other.


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

Referendum to bring natural gas infrastructure to the village (approved). http://hamilton-ny.gov/village-of-hamilton/natural-gas.

Zoning changes to bring a new cultural arts center to the business district (approved).

Referendum to merge Hamilton Central School with Morrisville/Eaton (did not pass).

Collaboration with the Town of Hamilton's updated Comprehensive Plan. http://www.townofhamiltonny.org/comprehensive-plan-committee/

Collaboration with Colgate's updated Campus Master Plan and Strategic Plans. http://www.colgate.edu/about/past-present-and-future/strategic-planning/campus-master-plan


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