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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 Bronze
Overall Score 29.52
Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Illinois Institute of Technology
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stephen Pepper
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Alliance to Retrofit Chicago Higher Education

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
No

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Alliance to Retrofit Chicago Higher Education is a partnership between Retrofit Chicago and many institutions of higher learning in the city of Chicago in which the colleges and universities commit to reducing energy use in at least one building within 5 years. IIT has chosen the IIT Tower to participate in this partnership. This partnership focuses on ecological and economic sustainability.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The Consortium fosters new and enhanced educational services and programs to citizens, businesses and other institutions in the Chicago metropolitan southland region. Through institutional collaboration, the Consortium focuses on programs that promote college readiness, support college completion, enhance educational opportunities and identify economies and efficiencies that result in streamlining and cost savings.

In 2009, SMHEC’s President’s Council declared sustainability a major priority and developed a task force to explore and support collaborative activities. The Task Force’s mission is to strengthen our members’ capacity to leverage resources and information particular to sustainability and the application of renewable practices. Since its inception, the SMHEC Sustainability Task Force has shared best practices and engaged experts to learn about the most current information on sustainability and the application of renewable practices.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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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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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.