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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 Silver
Overall Score 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

As part of the 2017 planning process for the Sustainability Strategic Plan, the Council on Sustainability and Social Responsibility administered a survey to understand better the community's values and priorities around enacting sustainability at the College.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

What do you think are the most important ways for Haverford to pursue sustainability? Please indicate your priorities by dragging and dropping the categories below into rank order from '1' (highest priority) to '4' (lowest priority).

ACADEMICS: coursework and research opportunities that address different facets of sustainability: environmental, social, economic, political, historical, etc.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: opportunities for community members to interact with sustainability issues in their work and daily lives, e.g. through education, service, advocacy, or professional development
OPERATIONS: minimizing Haverford's direct environmental impact, e.g. carbon neutrality, waste reduction, stewardship of the campus and local ecosystems
ADMINISTRATION: aligning Haverford's policies and practices with its goals around institutional and global sustainability, e.g. financial planning; policies around equity, diversity, and access; health and wellness; investments


A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

Survey was administered to entire community.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

Community members viewed sustainability largely through an operational lens (i.e. campus business), only secondarily as a curricular matter or a policy matter. This was our first administration of the instrument.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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