Social Equity Recognition (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 57: Social Equity Recognition – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

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

Minimal changes have been made. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

What types of social equity programs qualify?

The following can be claimed as qualifying programs:

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s diversity office(s) and/or similar to determine whether national or international diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) recognition has been achieved, and/or to consider pursuing such recognitions.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation on national or international recognition for leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) from the prior three years is required. Internal and/or individual awards do not qualify.

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