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

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:
Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
38

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
17

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
44.74

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

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.
More information on the PCD here:
https://hamiltonpcd.org/

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 Preparedness 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

More information on the Upstate Institute here:
https://www.colgate.edu/about/offices-centers-institutes/centers-institutes/upstate-institute


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
19

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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