Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

The Sustainability Across the Curriculum Report was generated by the SAC Committee and shared with Academic Affairs. https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/campus/focus_areas/sustainabilityacrosscurriculum/
An example of a measurable objective from this document is "Develop a program to recognize current sustainability-focused courses. Concepts include special listing courses in LOCUS, a ‘Sustainability Distinction’ program, or a minor in sustainability sciences."


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

There are engagement goals in the University's Climate Action Plan. https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/sustainability-new/pdfs/IES15-05%20Climate%20Action%20Plan%20Booklet_v7.pdf

An example of a measurable objective is: "Install highly-visible demonstration sites.FY17-20. Facilities Department."


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Energy use intensity goals by building age and use. Overall 10% reduction by 2025. Referred to in the Climate Action Plan but part of Facilities Operational Goals. https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/sustainability-new/pdfs/IES15-05%20Climate%20Action%20Plan%20Booklet_v7.pdf


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Here is the diversity and inclusion expectations: https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/diversityandinclusion/ECDI%20Mission,%20Vision,%20Expectations%20and%20Responsibilities.pdf
and this annual report has areas of growth: https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/oie/Diversity%20Report%20Final%2020190502-1.pdf

These are part of the most recent efforts on DEI planning. Specific strategies related to serving underrepresented groups can be found in our 2020 Strategic Plan.
Sections called out are in Section 1: https://www.luc.edu/strategicplanning/plan2020/1leverageuniversityresourcestoensurestudentaccessandsuccess/
Expand efforts to recruit and retain underserved students

Tactic 1.a: The University will launch a college program leading to an associate's degree for underserved and inner-city students with weak academic qualifications but high potential for success (by fall 2015).

Tactic 1.b: The associate provost for Enrollment Management and assistant provost for Academic Services will implement an enrollment management plan to expand access for students who are first-generation or from economically and socially diverse backgrounds (by fall 2016).

Tactic 1.c: The vice president for Advancement will be responsible for completing an endowment campaign to raise $80 million that will provide additional aid to support the financial needs of students from economically disadvantaged families. (by FY2020)

Status reports on these goals are found here: https://www.luc.edu/strategicplanning/statusreports/


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Loyola’s Sustainability Mission

Sustainability at Loyola is driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education. It is embodied in an educational experience for our students and activities that seek to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We are committed to an inclusive process considering social, economic and environmental impacts and exemplified in a transformative education for our students.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

St. Francis Pledge, Cost on Carbon Commitment


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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