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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 58.72
Liaison Kelsey Smith
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Shanna Eller
Sustainability Director
President's Division
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

As a private non-profit organization, there are significant restrictions on the kind and amount of lobbying that Pacific can do without jeopardizing our nonprofit status.

In order to ensure that we do not violate these restrictions, the institution undertakes no advocacy activities except very selectively on matters that have a direct impact on the viability of the institution (such as the current proposal for a 44% cut in Cal Grants to our students).

We allow and encourage the members of the Pacific community to be engaged in advocacy on matters of their choosing, but that is done in their capacity as individual community members, not as representatives of the University.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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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.