Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colgate University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Colgate's Student Government Association is made up of elected student representatives from each class and governs student groups, representing their interests to the larger Colgate community and administration.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Most all decision-making committees at Colgate include faculty, staff, and students. Often, individuals are invited to participate on the committee. However, the opportunity exists for individuals to volunteer to participate on committees if they have the time and inclination.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

All-faculty meetings are often participatory and include voting on important governance, policy, and procedural decisions.


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:

The Partnership for Community Development (PCD) is an enterprising non-profit 501c3 community development corporation whose service area comprises the Village and Town of Hamilton.

Established in 1998, the PCD works closely with our partners; the Village of Hamilton, the Town of Hamilton and Colgate University to enhance sustainable economic opportunities and foster community vitality by seeking new and existing resources to launch and manage robust, imaginative community-based projects.


Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):

The Partnership for Community Development (PCD) is an enterprising non-profit 501c3 community development corporation whose service area comprises the Village and Town of Hamilton.

Established in 1998, the PCD works closely with our partners; the Village of Hamilton, the Town of Hamilton and Colgate University to enhance sustainable economic opportunities and foster community vitality by seeking new and existing resources to launch and manage robust, imaginative community-based projects.

Colgate's Upstate Institute provides connections between the university and the regional community to engage students, faculty, staff, and residents in research and a reciprocal transfer of knowledge. Our projects provide a model of community collaboration and civic engagement for our students and within higher education. The institute values scholarly collaboration as a way to support the Upstate New York region.

The Hamilton (NY) Climate Working Group is a collaborative effort between the university and the town/village that pursues opportunities for a more prosperous and climate resilient future.

Contributors include:
Elected Officials from the Town and Village of Hamilton
Community Affairs & Auxiliary Services at Colgate University
Hamilton Business Alliance
CNY Regional Planning and Development Board
Madison County Planning Board
Partnership for Community Development
Faculty from Colgate University and Morrisville State College
Senior Administration Colgate University
Office of Sustainability at Colgate University
Director of the Upstate Institute at Colgate University


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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