Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.37
Liaison Nina Bisbee
Submission Date June 29, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bryn Mawr College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

In 2016, President Cassidy joined PA Governor Tom Wolf’s efforts in “It’s On Us” to end sexual assault through education and other prevention efforts.
https://www.governor.pa.gov/its-on-us/


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

President Kim Cassidy has signed on to "We are Still In" an open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from U.S. state, local, and business leaders in opposition to the US retreat from the Paris Accord.
In addition, President Cassidy signed onto a Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students in November of 2017. Bryn Mawr also joined with the American Council on Education (ACE) in two open letters in Support of the BRIDGE Act and in response to the President's executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” President Cassidy also singed onto an open letter to President Trump from the Presidents of Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities in response to the travel ban. links to the letters are here:
//www.pomona.edu/support-daca

http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-the-BRIDGE-Act.aspx

http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Secretary-of-Homeland-Security-John-Kelly-on-Maintaining-the-US-as-the-Destination-of-Choice-for-Students.aspx

https://www.brynmawr.edu/news/president-cassidy-signs-letter-trump-american-colleges-and-universities


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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