Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Harvey Mudd College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Louis Spanias
Sustainability Program Manager
Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design
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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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The President of Harvey Mudd College, Maria Klawe, signed onto a Letter from Higher Education Leaders on Climate Action. The letter was a plea to the federal administration and to Congress to reconsider President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. participation from the Paris Climate Agreement, to support research efforts at academic institutions and federal agencies to ensure that national climate, energy, and security policies were based on leading scientific and technical research, as well as to support investments into a low carbon economy. URL: https://www.hmc.edu/about-hmc/2017/01/13/harvey-mudd-joins-call-climate-action/


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The President of Harvey Mudd College, Maria Klawe, signed onto a Letter from Higher Education Leaders on Climate Action. The letter was a plea to the federal administration and to Congress to reconsider President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. participation from the Paris Climate Agreement. URL: https://www.hmc.edu/about-hmc/2017/01/13/harvey-mudd-joins-call-climate-action/


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

Harvey Mudd College recently reaffirmed its support for Dreamers, opposing the administration's decision to rescind the Obama-era executive order that created DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. URL: https://www.hmc.edu/about-hmc/2017/09/05/harvey-mudd-reaffirms-support-dreamers/

HMC also affirmed its support for Transgender and Non-Binary students following the decision of the U.S. Education and Justice departments to rescind guidance issued in May 2016 that provided protections for transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. URL: https://www.hmc.edu/about-hmc/2017/02/23/support-transgender-non-binary-students/

HMC also made a statement following President Trump's executive order restricting immigration temporarily from certain countries, rejecting the administration's stance and opposing the order. URL: https://www.hmc.edu/about-hmc/2017/01/30/statement-on-the-executive-order-restricting-immigration/


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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