Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.46
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lehigh University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Delicia Nahman
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

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:

A group of faculty and staff from the Office of Sustainability as well as the Office of Institutional Research created questions to assess the knowledge, behavior, awareness of students faculty and staff.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
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A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

Through an anonymous survey sent out by the Office of Institutional Research through Lehigh E-Mail.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

The survey participants were more well versed on the environmental aspects of sustainability, but less so on the social and economic aspects. More than 70% of students chose "Environmental/Natural Resources", "Recycling", and "Conservation" as the words that come to mind when they think of sustainability. Only 14% chose "Social Justice" and "Equity" as words they think of. The full set of responses can be view in the same file as the questions uploaded above.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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These are the numbers from a sustainability literacy assessment conducted in 2013-2014 academic year. This survey was also administered to faculty and staff.

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