Inter-Campus Collaboration

For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of initiatives count as inter-campus collaboration?

The intent of this credit is to recognize institutions that “collaborate with other colleges or universities to help build campus sustainability broadly.” Therefore, responses should always focus on collaborations with other higher education institutions.

Can informal one-off support through listservs or a regional network count as mentorship?

The response describing the mentoring relationship with another institution must reference an ongoing mentorship relationship with another sustainability officer at another institution. Providing informal one-off support through listservs or regional networks is not sufficient.

Do collaborative efforts have to focus on sustainability to count?

All initiatives must have a clear sustainability focus (e.g. reference ecological and social dimensions of sustainability).

Templates & Tools

Example Responses

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • Intent of this credit is to recognize institutions that “collaborate with other colleges or universities to help build campus sustainability broadly.” Therefore, ALL responses should focus on collaboration with other campuses or higher education-focused groups/initiatives.
  • Submitted a case study – In order to count, a case study or the equivalent that highlights campus sustainability experiences, lessons learned or best practices must have been submitted in the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program.
  • Has an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution – Response must reference an ongoing mentorship relationship with another sustainability officer at another institution. Providing informal one-off support through listservs or regional networks is not sufficient.
  • All initiatives must have a clear sustainability focus (e.g. reference ecological and social dimensions of sustainability).

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