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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 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
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:

The UNCG Campus Master Plan supports the UNCG mission to be a “learner-centered, accessible, and inclusive community” that is “a source of innovation and leadership meeting social, economic, and environmental challenges in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina, and beyond. In addition, the UNCG Strategic Plan emphasizes Community Engagement in the following ways: promoting economic transformation, cultural expression, and community development.

As UNCG continues to expand its campus, future residential and student life facilities will
require new approaches to integrate them into the campus culture and community.
While there is no overarching university-wide policy that ensures community stakeholder engagement, many groups across campus do have such advisory boards.
See below for examples:

Center for New North Carolinians
Center for Community Engaged Design
OLSL's Service-Learning Advisory Board
OIC's Innovation Commercialization Advisory Network
ICEE's Excellence in Community Engagement Visioning and Planning Advisory Committee

Many departments have Alumni boards or community members who serve on accreditation boards, although we don't have this data offhand.


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

It accomplishes this by building on the extensive community outreach that resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Glenwood neighborhood as well as
various UNCG planning studies that guide transportation improvements and new campus
building projects.


List of identified community stakeholders:

K-12 Schools
Board of Visitors
Local Businesses: Central Gateway Corridor merchants
Utility Providers: Duke, Piedmont Natural Gas, City of Greensboro Water Resources
Downtown Greensboro, The Triad Partnership
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Local Housing Developers
Neighborhood Associations: Glenwood
Community Organizations (NGOs, NPOs, etc.)
Guilford County Officials and Agencies
City of Greensboro Officials and Agencies
Guilford College, Greensboro College, NC State A&T University


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

Strengthening the campus community and its relationship with its neighbors is key to
the success of this master plan update. An important driver of this plan is the opportunity to establish new campus residences within the Lee Street Corridor and the need to act as responsible stewards of development that will impact both the campus and the Glenwood neighborhood. Through an inclusive, transparent planning process, UNCG engaged with its campus community and built on the existing groundwork of neighborhood outreach it had established through its Memorandum of Understanding with the Glenwood neighborhood.


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

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.