Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.70
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Loyola University Chicago
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The Office of Sustainability has overseen a comprehensive sustainability planning effort in 2012.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The University has many committees working on sustainability. The current oversight structure is an Advisory Committee to the Sustainability Plan. This group is currently being re-structured to serve as the oversight of implementation of the plan but as of May '13, this hasn't happened yet.

The advisory committee adopted the following principles to guide the process of drafting this plan.
Students are integrated in the process of decision-making, action and reflection as part of a transformative education
Our Jesuit, Catholic values inform all actions as we seek to represent the social, economic and environmental impacts of our decisions
Sustainability is reflected in our culture, communication, and identity
Strive for metrics, measurement and continuous improvement
Endeavor to be inclusive and collaborative, building bridges and nourishing connections between departments, units and campuses

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Steve Bergfeld, Chief Operating Officer, Health Sciences Campus
Grace Calhoun, Director of Athletics
Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication
David Crumrine, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy
Fr. Justin Daffron, Provost’s Office
Kristi Hodges, School of Business
Maeve Kiley, University Marketing and Communications
Marilyn Krogh, School of Social Work
Mike Lambesis, Dean of Students, School of Medicine
Jamie Orsini, Development Office
Jack McLean, Assistant Vice President, Student Development
Wayne Magzdiarz, Vice-President, Capital Planning
Alvin Mangosing, Residence Life
Fr. Stephen Mitten, Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
Ann Marie Morgan, Associate Dean of Students, Water Tower Campus
Julia Poirer, Student
Summer Roberts, Community Development
Amy Trujillo & Gail Banaszak, Aramark Dining Services
Nancy Tuchman, Vice-Provost
Kana Wibbenmeyer, Assistant Vice-President, Facilities
Alexandra Vecchio, Student

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The goal of the Office of Sustainability at Loyola is to support the faculty, staff, students and alumni in making the University a leader in the Chicago region and internationally among Jesuit institutions. Loyola UniversityChicago is embracing sustainability through our campuses, curriculum and community. Through our degrees offered, our research conducted, and our buildings constructed, a respect for our impacts to environment, economy and equality is part of decision-making at all levels.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Aaron N. Durnbaugh

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Located in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, the Director is tasked with overseeing the University's sustainability goals and implementation and working across the academic, infrastructure and administrative sections of the institution.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.