Community Partnerships Inventory (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 17: Community Partnerships Inventory – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your community relations office(s) or similar to determine whether community partnership assessment is already happening, and/or to consider implementing an assessment that is focused on sustainability challenges or SGDs.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • A valid community partnerships inventory must have been completed in the previous three years, and must identify specific sustainability challenges or SDGs addressed by each partnership.

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