Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.99
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Carnegie Mellon University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Timothy McNulty
Avp-Government Relations
Government Relations
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

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

Carnegie Mellon's Office of Government Relations acts as an advocate for the university on the federal, state and local levels. This includes monitoring legislation related to higher education, working with legislators and their staffs to influence public policy and helping to increase awareness of the university's research and educational programs. The office serves as the principal liaison and point of contact between the university and all levels of government.

The Office of Government Relations is available to help the campus community in a variety of ways. As the principal liaison between the university and all elected officials, our staff can help you navigate the political process, host elected officials both on and off campus and track legislation.

We regularly take faculty members to Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, Pa., to brief elected leaders on a variety of issues, and we lend guidance and advice to student groups interested in interacting with the university's political leaders.

2011 Briefing Book http://www.cmu.edu/govrel/briefingbook/index.html

Carnegie Mellon has included an Energy and the Environment section in our briefing books for several years.

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:

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