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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 67.88
Liaison Mary Easterling
Submission Date Sept. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Pennsylvania State University
IN-22: Campus Pride Index

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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Institution’s current Campus Pride Index rating (3 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 5 Stars):
5 Stars

A brief description of the institution’s LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices:

Penn State hosts the LGBTQA Student Resource Center, and offers a plethora of student groups, a gender and sexuality minor, internship programs, Ally House in residence life, and much, much more.

Penn State policies AD29, AD85 and AD91 address gender-based intolerance, harassment and misconduct.

In October 2016 Penn State kicked off an ongoing University-wide initiative, "All in at Penn State", that brings students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment, respectful of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, abilities, background, veteran’s status, political beliefs, and all the ways we differ.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.