Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.12 / 3.00 Bruce Dixon
Sustainability and Energy Specialist
Facilities
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff No
Non-academic staff No

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

The Undergraduate Government of Boston College created a Sustainability Division which is dedicated to sustainability and making green changes on campus. They will provide a sustainable platform for the students and a liaison to the administration.

https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/ugbc/programs---divisions.html#tab-environmental_sustainability_


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
53

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
9

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
18

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
18

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
20

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
37.74

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

The Newton Boston College Neighborhood Council was formed in 1993. Their primary function is to discuss issues and provide input to Boston College regarding ongoing campus construction and renovation, future plans, changes in policies that affect construction and renovation, traffic and traffic management, parking and parking management, busses, student behavior, special events, and other activities that affect surrounding neighborhoods.
The group meets four times a year and includes 2 members appointed by the Newton City Council, 1 member from Newton Center neighborhood, 1 from Newton Planning & Development, 2 City Councilors from Wards 2 and 7 as well as multiple Boston College representatives.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information for the master plan document and community outreach is from the Boston College Institutional Master Plan website: https://www.bc.edu/sites/imp/

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