Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Student Sustainability Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

In March 2009, students voted to implement a $2 per semester fee to go towards sustainability initiatives on campus.
Funds from the student fee are then matched by officials within the University up to $75,000 each academic year.
This fund is to be used solely by students for students
The only requirement for submitting a proposal to use the fund is that you are a student.
The Sustainability Commission, made up of six students and several non-voting faculty and staff members, will evaluate all proposals submitted and allocate funds accordingly.

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

The Sustainability Commission shall consist of the following members:

1. One student who shall serve as Chief Sustainability Commissioner
2. Six students at-large
• No more than two of whom shall be from the same academic college
• One shall serve as Vice Commissioner
• One shall serve as Administrative Coordinator
3. The Vice President of Administrative Services (or appointee)
4. The University Architect and/or Campus Planner (or appointee)
5. Vice President of Student Affairs (or appointee)
6. Director of Facilities (or appointee)

The non-student members of the Sustainability Commission listed above shall have voting rights. Other non-student faculty and staff members may attend meetings, but they will stand as ex-officio members with no vote.

Ex-officio Members shall include
1. Student Body President
2. The Director of Accounting and/or budget liaison (or appointee)
3. A Faculty Senate representative
4. A Staff Senate representative
5. The Sustainability Coordinator and/or Director of Sustainability, as applies (or appointee) serving as Advisor to the Sustainability Commission

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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