Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.34
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Duquesne University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 3.00 Mary Kate Ranii
Program Administrator
Center for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)
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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:

Students can participate through the University Student Government Association. SGA acts as the liaison between students and the university. Its members meet regularly with university administration and other university committees to keep them informed about student concerns and opinions. In addition to being the representative voice of the students, the SGA also offers its students a wide variety of services and opportunities.

Faculty are represented by the University Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate shall be the voice of a collective faculty view in matters of concern to them and establish an effective means by which the faculty can contribute to the governance of the University.

Non-faculty staff are represented by the University Staff Advisory Council. The mission of the Duquesne University Staff Advisory Council (DUSAC) is to provide active and direct communication to appropriate University officials on matters of interest or concern to University non-faculty, non-union employees. DUSAC is a forum for input and discussion of issues important to staff members, supporting the Duquesne University Mission.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
25

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:
7

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
28

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?:
No

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:
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Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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For the purposes of this report, the University Board of Directors has been considered the highest governing body.

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