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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 63.92
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The American College of Greece
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
+plefsis

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

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 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? (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:

In April 2017 ACG launched a collaboration with NGO Symplefsi and participated in the 2017 visit to a number of small, remote islands in Greece, aiming at supporting local schools by offering specialized educational material, IT equipment and free participation to ACG summer programs for local students.In addition to the aforementioned there are plans to assist +plefsis in strengthening their waste management initiatives through collaboration with the sustainability offices at ACG


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Education Unites: From Camp to Campus

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):
Not Sure

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 U.S. Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with Deree – The American College of Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College, and Perrotis College – American Farm School, announces the program “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” that will provide higher education scholarships to 100 eligible refugees in Athens, and 100 in Thessaloniki.
The goal of the program is to give opportunities to displaced students to continue their education; provide them with knowledge, skills and academic credits they can use either in Greece or in any other European country they move to in the future; help them get out of the camps and become integrated in local colleges; and offer young refugees hope for the future.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Soup Kitchen of Aghia Paraskevi Municipality

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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 (3rd partnership):

Since 2013, ACG systematically supports the Municipality’s Soup Kitchen through monetary and in-kind donations. All offers are a result of student-lead activities taking place throughout the year at both Pierce and Deree, especially during the Christmas and Easter periods.


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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