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
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Education for Justice

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

John Jay College's curriculum goes well beyond criminal justice and focuses on justice in all of its dimensions, touching on almost all of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development goals. In its initial year participating in STARS, John Jay already has the maximum credits for curriculum due to its justice focus.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
ac-1

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Annual 3 day morning-till night environmental film festival

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

JJC has held an annual - day morning till night environmental film festival in the college's 300 seat Student dining Hall since 2014. (The 2020 annual festival was cancelled due to COVID). Students help plan and staff the festival. Faculty bring their classes, and give extra credit to students who attend on their own. Many attendees just happen to be there eating. Snacks are provided. Most of the films fit into one class period and include a short discussion session, often with the filmmaker or film subjects participating by videoconference. The film is open to the public. Films are specially shown to be of interest to all of the class disciplines who are attending.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
IN-47

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Underrepresented Groups

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

John Jay has provided generations of students, many from traditionally underrepresented groups, with a quality education that has enabled them to obtain undergraduate and advanced degrees and meaningful careers. 65% of our students are Pell Grant recipients, 51% are Latinx, 16% are Black, 15% White, 11% Asian, and the remaining 7% are Native American, of 2 or more races, or non-resident alien. The College embraces its important role of serving minorities, dreamers and immigrant students as they pursue higher education. For this reason, we take pride in our institutional identity, which includes being a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
IN-9

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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