Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

CSA (our student senate) conducts campus-wide surveys on various issues across campus- Menstrual Cup/products, etc.

We know across campus that many students care about sustainability. Instead of administering a campus-wide survey, we have chosen to conduct relevant topic-based surveys as needed to advance sustainability in certain areas.

A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:

A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

CSA sends out surveys to the entire student body via email to complete. The results are processed and presented at a future CSA meeting, which is open to all students. 592 students participated in the survey of a total of 2,005. This survey was conducted in spring 2019.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

For this survey, it was found that students would benefit from free menstrual products in public bathrooms across campus to remove an economic barrier. We also asked students if they would be interested in reducing their waste and using a menstrual cup, of which many said yes. We are now working with various departments across campus to secure funding for a limited number of cups that would be made available to those who request them.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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