Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Kelsey McCormick
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students and employees) directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

Lawrence's sustainability culture assessment is administered jointly with the sustainability literacy assessment. The survey was developed by researching surveys administered by other schools. Survey questions were developed by the Sustainability Steering Committee and the survey was distributed to the student body and all staff by the Office of Research Administration using Qualtrics.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

Did you know that students pay a $5.00 sustainability fee for infrastructure-related projects to the LUCC Sustainability Fund each term along with tuition?
Yes
No

Do you bring a reusable mug to the Café to receive a discount?
Yes
No
I know I can get a discount, but I do not bring a reusable mug
I did not know that I can receive a discount for bringing a reusable mug

Do you utilize hand dryers over paper toweling when they are available in campus restrooms?
Always
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

On average, how many minutes do you spend in the shower?
1-2 minutes
2-5 minutes
5-10 minutes
10+ minutes

Lawrence provides me with the receptacles and knowledge to properly recycle.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

The number and location of bike racks on campus is reasonable.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

Campus landscaping is managed in a sustainable manner.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

Do you turn off the lights when you leave a room unoccupied?
Always
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never


A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The survey was sent to the entire student body and all staff with a university email address. The survey was administered via Qualtrics. All participants were given a unique survey code so that each person could only take the survey one time.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

This was the first time administering a sustainability survey, there is no other data to compare it to for reference. A summary of the results are as follows: 46% of participants were students, 54% was faculty and staff. More than 90% of participants said they recycle "Always" or "Most of the time". 63% of participants use a reusable food or beverage container instead of a disposable one "Always" or "Most of the time". 64% of participants did not know about Lawrence's sustainability fee. 65% did not know that the could get a discount on beverages if they brought a reusable container. Our analysis of the survey has lead us to believe that the participants desire to live more sustainable lives but Lawrence can improve in communicating its sustainability efforts.


Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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