Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 / Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices


Institution has a sustainability office that is intentionally advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its work, as indicated by three or more of the following.

The institution’s sustainability office (or equivalent institution-wide coordinating body):

  • Has an initiative specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees (including student workers/interns) from underrepresented groups (above and beyond institution-wide DEI and equal opportunity employment efforts).

  • Ensures that sustainability employees complete DEI training (e.g., anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings).

  • Regularly collaborates on events, projects, or initiatives with the institution’s DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus.

  • Includes (or manages a sustainability oversight/coordinating committee that includes) at least one individual with formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities (e.g., as documented in a job description).



This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution that meets the criteria.


An institution earns 0.5 bonus points for advancing DEI within sustainability in at least three of the four ways listed. Partial points are not available.


Report on current progrms and practices at the time of submission.

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