Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students and employees) directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

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

A sustainability survey was developed by the Director of Sustainability in 2016 and is administered annually as part of the broader Facilities, Architects, Safety and Technology (FAST) Department survey.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

CSU demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Not sure / Strongly disagree / Disagree / Agree / Strongly agree

CSU has a responsibility to reduce its environmental impact through energy, water and waste conservation initiatives.
Not sure / Strongly disagree / Disagree / Agree / Strongly agree

To what extent is CSU taking action on the following sustainability initiatives?
Waste (recycling and waste reduction, reuse, etc.)
Energy (efficiency measures, alternative energy use, etc.)
Dining Services (local food, composting, etc.)
Water (conservation strategies, green roofs, etc.)
Transportation (bicycle facilities, promoting alternative transport, etc.)
Buildings (green building, LEED certification, etc.)
Grounds (green infrastructure, reduced irrigation/chemical use, etc.)
Purchasing (Energy Star, green cleaning, recycled content products, etc.)
Climate (carbon reduction strategies, air quality, etc.)
Not sure / No action / Minimal Action / Average Action / Significant Action

My concern about environmental issues has grown due to events, activities and/or courses offered by CSU.
Not sure / Strongly disagree / Disagree / Agree / Strongly agree

The sustainability reputation of my organization matters to me.
Not sure / Strongly disagree / Disagree / Agree / Strongly agree


A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The survey was administered electronically to all faculty, staff and students in January 2018.

2,089 responses were received, 73% of which were students.

The survey tool covers a range of topics relating to Facilities Services so it is not skewed toward those predisposed to an interest in sustainability.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

78.5% of respondents indicated that the sustainability reputation of their organization matters to them.

58.6% of respondents indicated that their concern about environmental issues has grown due to events, activities and/or courses offered by CSU.

84.16% of respondents indicated that CSU has a responsibility to reduce its environmental impact through energy, water, and waste conservation initiatives.

80.38% of respondents believe that CSU demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability.


Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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