Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
IN-37: Student Living Wage

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 /

Criteria

All of the institution's student employees (e.g., part-time student workers, work study students, graduate research assistants, graduate teaching assistants) are paid a living wage for one adult.

To determine the local living wage:

  • U.S. institutions must use the Living Wage Calculator hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to look up the living wage for “1 Adult” for the community in which the main campus is located.

  • Canadian institutions must use Living Wage Canada’s standards (if a living wage for one adult has been calculated for the community in which the main campus is located) or else the appropriate after tax Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) for a family unit of one person (expressed as an hourly wage).

  • Institutions located outside the U.S. and Canada must use local equivalents of the above standards if available or else the local poverty indicator for one adult (expressed as an hourly wage).

 


Applicability

This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution that meets the criteria.


Scoring

An institution earns 0.5 bonus points when all student employees are paid a living wage. Partial points are not available.


Measurement

Report on the most recent data available within the three years prior to te anticipated date of submission.

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.