Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.18
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date March 7, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
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:

We have not adopted a formal policy in stakeholder engagement, but we still act as a good member of the community by working with members of the community inside the borough of Gettysburg to maintain it and make it better.

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

The Gettysburg Recycling Committee is made of members of the community and has both students and staff of Gettysburg College sitting on it. The committee meets monthly to discuss important issues in our community. It engages students and other committee members to innovate and create positive new ideas about how to solve various problems; for example, recycling glass curbside has become a large issue, and what to be done with it is a large concern. We also work with the community elsewhere to be a good neighbor around Gettysburg, from refuse, to recycling, to stormwater management. The center for public service also works with over 30 local organizations to strengthen the community as well as create bonds between students and the Gettysburg community.

List of identified community stakeholders:

Gettysburg Borough Officials
Adams County Waste Management
United Way of Adams County
Gettysburg Elementary School
Upper Adams Elementary School

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

One example is the stormwater system of Gettysburg that only daylights on campus, where it is collected and recharged. We are exceeding requirements set by law to manage it.

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

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