Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

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:

The Office of Sustainability runs a 0.5 credit course called Climate Conversations. Participants take a pre- and post-course assessment as a course requirement.


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

All Colgate students are required to complete 2.0 Physical Education credits to graduate from Colgate. Climate Conservations is offered as a 0.5 PE credit option. Students participate in the program often independent of their pre-existing interest or participation in sustainability on campus.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

I am knowledgeable about the concept and practice of sustainability.
1 Strongly Disagree; 5 Strongly Agree
Pre-test Score (average): 3.6
Post-test Score (average): 4.6

I am knowledgeable about sustainability efforts taking place at Colgate.
1 Strongly Disagree; 5 Strongly Agree
Pre-test Score (average): 3.2
Post-test Score (average): 4.5

I am aware of ways that I can become more involved in sustainability initiatives on campus.
1 Strongly Disagree; 5 Strongly Agree
Pre-test Score (average): 3.4
Post-test Score (average): 4.4

I regularly engage in conversations about sustainability at Colgate (Outside of class).
1 Strongly Disagree; 5 Strongly Agree
Pre-test Score (average): 2.7
Post-test Score (average): 3.2

I feel that I lead a sustainable lifestyle.
1 Strongly Disagree; 5 Strongly Agree
Pre-test Score (average): 3.0
Post-test Score (average): 3.5

As a result of this course, I plan to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
1 Strongly Disagree; 5 Strongly Agree
Pre-test Score (average): N/A
Post-test Score (average): 4.3


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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