Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.10
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date June 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

Boston University
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Professional Clothing Closet

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In March 2022, the Boston University Center for Career Development, in collaboration with the Newbury Center, launched the BU Professional Clothing Closet which provides students with free professional attire appropriate for interviews, networking events, career fairs, and the workplace. Students are allowed to take and keep up to four clothing items each school year, with options inclusive of all genders and sizes. The Closet was formed to ensure that low-income and first-generation students have a resource on campus that can help them feel confident and successful in professional environments, but the Closet is open for all students to use with no proof of need required. The clothing items are supplied through donations, extending the life cycle and use of existing clothes - an important aspect of improving the sustainability of clothing. The Professional Clothing Closet is located in the Yawkee Center for Student Services.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

This represents FY2022 BU Metrics.

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