Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.46
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date May 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bryant University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

A 1 Academic Courses
Set up system for conducting yearly inventory for new and existing courses to flag and account for sustainability-related and focused courses. Supported deployment of sustainability modules to increase percentage of courses that offer sustainability content.

A 2 Learning Outcomes
Identify Learning outcomes that touch on sustainability; over time make sustainability more explicit as an institutional Learning Outcome.

A 3 Undergraduate Program
Continue on offering undergraduate major, concentration and minor in Environmental Science; along with a multi-disciplinary minor in Environmental Studies.

A 4 Graduate Program
Determine if Physicians Assistant or Communications major include sustainability as an optional track. Support the Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability Practices (offered through the Science & Technology Department).

A 5 Immersive Experience
Highlight examples of immersive experiences with faculty.

A 6 Sustainability Literacy
Conduct Sustainability Literacy Assessment in partnership with Institutional Research.

These objectives are published in the Bryant University Sustainability Plan CY 2018-2023. Linked below under optional field for attaching sustainability plan.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

EN 1 Student Educators Program
Work with student leadership to integrate sustainability into existing and future student programming.

EN 2 Student Orientation
Integrate sustainability into student programming including orientation.

EN 3 Student Life
Continue to offer leadership opportunities for students passionate about sustainability.

EN 4 Outreach Materials and Publications
Work with Alumni and Parent Engagement groups to publish sustainability news and content.

EN 5 Outreach Campaign
Include sustainability in outreach campaigns to Bryant Alumni and gauge level of interest in giving and engaging around sustainability
Identify Alumni who are working in the cleantech and sustainability space for “Green Alumni Alliance”

EN 6 Assessing Sustainability Culture
Include sustainability culture and awareness question(s) in common outgoing assessments and track data. Poll future classes of first year students in the Gateway Program to get data from start to finish of the years at Bryant.

EN 7 Employee Educators Program
Pilot Sustainability Employee Educators Program, consider designation for someone having completed sustainability training.

En 8 Employee Orientation
Continue including sustainability into new Employee Orientation (include sample PAP goals).

EN 9 Staff Professional Development
Engage Department Heads in conversation with students and CSLI about leveraging existing community partnerships and initiating new ones.

EN 10 Community Partnerships
Engage Department Heads in conversation with students and CSLI about leveraging existing community partnerships and initiating new ones.

EN 11 Inter-Campus Collaboration
Engage Department Heads in conversation with students and CSLI about leveraging existing community partnerships and initiating new ones.

EN 12 Continuing Education
Adopt Sustainability Certificate in Executive Development Center.

EN 13 Community Service
Develop system and conduct survey to evaluate number of community service hours completed by students.

These objectives are published in the Bryant University Sustainability Plan CY 2018-2023. Linked below under optional field for a attaching sustainability plan.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Purchase more renewable energy credits through power purchase agreements solely as a university and with other private institutions in Rhode Island. Meet a goal of 80% of total electricity load as renewable energy by 2024.

These objectives are published in the Bryant University Sustainability Plan CY 2018-2023. Linked below under optional field for a attaching sustainability plan.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
No

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
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Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
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The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability is the nexus of ecological balance, economic viability and social justice.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Bryant Master Plan is not available to the public. Specific sections are made available to the Town of Smithfield Planning Board when applying for building permits.

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