Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.79
Liaison Lindsey Kayman
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 4.00 Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
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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:

2020-2025 Strategic Plan includes key performance indicators:

Increase number of courses supporting environmental justice, data literacy, and digital literacy in General Education and incorporate AASHE sustainability/
U.N. Sustainable Development concepts throughout the curriculum.

2020 Benchmark: 17 environmental justice courses (2,669 students in AY20), 5 data literacy courses (1397 students in AY20), and 2 digital literacy courses in General Education with a total enrollment (this stat TBD as courses supporting
digital proficiencies is much higher than this indicates); AASHE inventory of 266/775 (34%) courses addressing sustainability challenges

Key Performance Indicators 2025: 25 environmental justice courses; 10 data literacy courses, and 10 digital literacy courses in General Education with 25%
increase of total enrollment of students in each category; AASHE inventory of 40% courses addressing sustainability challenges.


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:

Strategic Plan 2020-2025 -.
Expand John Jay’s reputation as a national and international voice on justice issues.
2020 Benchmark - Monthly media mentions are 80 and top tier monthly media mentions are 20, one signature college-wide justice conference each year. Total social media followers are 150,000+ and social media engagement are 350,000+


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
No

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

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

2020-2025 Strategic Plan:

Create and sustain a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion.
2020 Benchmark - 2019 Climate Review Action Commitments documented; 2018 CUNY Sexual Violence Campus Climate survey 81% say campus is doing a good job of ensuring safety against sexual violence, 92% say they are respected as a member of campus community

2025 Key Performance Indicators: 95% will respond to CUNY Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey that they are “respected” and “safe” on campus.


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability Council Mission Statement:
Mission:

As a member of Sustainable CUNY, John Jay College is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and preparing students for the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. Through our Sustainability Council, academic programs and administration, we cultivate a culture of stewardship in which the entire community is aware of, engaged in, and committed to advancing environmental awareness, justice, and sustainable practices.

The Sustainability Council develops strategies and actionable steps to incorporate sustainability into the following areas: energy, water, transportation, procurement, recycling, sustainable nutrition and formal education. These efforts are complemented by extracurricular programs and events, student environmental clubs, as well as experiential problem-solving opportunities, hands-on internships and independent projects under the guidance of faculty, staff and the Sustainability Council.


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

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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