Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Mary Joan Hahn
Director, Community and Public Relations
Marketing & Communications
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gonzaga University's President released a statement on the government's decision to end the temporary exemption for student visa holders regarding attending online classes for more than three credits. The statement stood against the decision and included a commitment to work with the Washington Congressional Delegation and other institutions to solve this issue. Link: https://www.gonzaga.edu/about/president-leadership/messages-media/2020/statement-on-the-federal-government-plan-to-end-the-temporary-exemption-for-international-students


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:

Gonzaga University participated in the 2019 Climate Action Strike for international climate action. An all-campus email went out encouraging the community to attend, with employees and students excused from classes. This "strike" intended to advocate for stronger policy action to address climate change during the UN Climate Summit. During the event, Gonzaga University's President, Dr. Thayne McCulloh, participated for a portion of the march.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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