Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.88
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 6, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Los Angeles
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Jennifer Miller
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes Yes
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles No
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills No
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution No
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives No

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

ASI's Environmental Policy Committee formulates and encourages the adoption of policies that will make A.S.I.'s internal practices more environmentally sustainable. In addition the committee also seeks:
1. To collaborate with Cal State L.A. administrators to formulate and encourage the adoption of policies that will make Cal State L.A. a more environmentally sustainable campus,
2. To educate the on-campus community on the topic of environmental sustainability and environmental justice,
3. To formulate and encourage the adoption of policies that will make the California State University system more environmentally sustainable working primarily through the California State Student Association.


The website URL where information about student groups is available:
A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

Our Nutrition department and students have kept a community garden up and running to teach students about sustainability and urban agriculture. This year, our Associated Students Inc. (ASI) have started efforts to renew the garden. They are also hosting a tree planting event this May.


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
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A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) has a stated mission "to build a more sustainable world through new educational programs, sustainability-oriented design projects, and volunteer activities."


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:

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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

Various faculty, student organizations, and student affairs offices collaborate to offer earth day events focused on sustainability.

Additionally, our Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will give out materials that promote sustainability such as water bottles, reusable bags, Tupperware to tote lunch to campus, reusable lunch sacks.

Finally, the U-SU added stations last year where people can refill their water bottles easily.


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

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The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
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A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:

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The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

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The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

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The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:

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The website URL where information about the student employment opportuntities is available:
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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:

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The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

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The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:
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