Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.87
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 29, 2014
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Colorado College
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 George Eckhardt
Campus Planner
Facilities Services
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

The college has a Campus Master Plan which is approved by the City Planning Department. Most any major landscape or significant building exterior change affecting the physical campus requires city permits, and sometimes formal submittal to City Planning as a development plan, or minor amendment to the campus master plan, for review and approval. For significant changes, as determined by City Planning there may be a required 30-day posting of the project on the campus perimeter asking for outside community comments to City Planning, which are considered in the review process, before approval is granted or denied. In some cases, City Planning can require open neighborhood meetings with the college administration to discuss major proposed physical changes to the campus or to surrounding streets and traffic. This formal process allows for the external community to have a voice in the physical changes happening on campus.

A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

Every Sunday since 1992, Colorado College's on campus soup kitchen has served free lunches to members of the surrounding community. The kitchen is run by student managers and volunteers.

List of identified community stakeholders:

-Old North End Neighborhood (Historic District)
-Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs
-Marion House Soup Kitchen (Catholic Church)
-Colorado City Planning Department

A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

-The Old North End Neighborhood presented CC's Campus Planner George Eckhardt with the ONEN Good Neighbor award for Historic Preservation in May of 2013.
-The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs has presented the College with a number of awards over the years for historic preservation projects. The College has hosted the organization's October awards banquet in Bemis Great Hall for a number of years.
-The Colorado Springs Gazette ran an article in February 2014 celebrating the success of the Colorado Springs Food Rescue, a student group which uses bicycles with trailers to deliver excess food from Rastall kitchen to the Marion House soup kitchen throughout the week. (http://gazette.com/support-growing-for-colorado-college-students-efforts-to-rescue-food-waste/article/1515030)
-The Colorado City Planning Department, which requires community and college meetings regarding major construction plans on campus, has recently helped facilitate improvements at El Pomar, Slocum Hall, the Children's Center, 802 N Nevada,and Slocum Parking Lot. Each project allows 30 days for public input before the college is allowed to begin work.

The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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