Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

There are multiple paths for students to become engaged in one of several governance bodies. Opportunities within academic departments are too many to number but core opportunities include:
-Associated Students of Oregon State University, including the Executive branch, House and Senate
-Student Fees Committee
-Coalition of Graduate Employees
-OSU Board of Trustees
More information at https://asosu.oregonstate.edu/student-gov

The OSU Board of Trustees is required to include one student member. This member is from the elected leadership of ASOSU. More information at http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/governance

The Service Employees International Union provides mechanisms for represented employees to be part of collective bargaining and other governance actions and policies. Staff also have the opportunity to serve on university committees, task forces and work groups.

The OSU Board of Trustees is required to include one staff member. This member is appointed in consultation with the representative union. This union is the representative staff organization at OSU. Union leadership is elected by union members. More information at http://local083.seiu503.org/ and http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/governance

The Faculty Senate provides governance opportunities for instructional, research and professional faculty: http://senate.oregonstate.edu/

The OSU Board of Trustees is required to include one faculty member. This member is appointed in consultation with the Faculty Senate. Faculty Senate senators are elected by their peers and this body is considered representative of faculty interests in all administrative and academic units. More information at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/ and http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/governance


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
15

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
7

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
46.67

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

The Community Relations Advisory Group (CRAG) was established by the City of Corvallis and Oregon State University for the purpose of growing and sustaining community engagement and neighborhood livability efforts. The advisory group will:

a) consider community livability issues and opportunities in the nearby campus neighborhoods and, by working with city, university, community businesses and non-profit organizations, will recommend strategies to improve and sustain livability;
b) establish measures of livability and monitor the progress of work under\taken to implement neighborhood livability policies; and
c) routinely inform the Council of progress related to achieving these recommendations, as well as the broad activities of the city and the university related to improved community relations.

The Board shall consist of fifteen voting members appointed jointly by the Mayor and OSU President. Partners engaged in matters associated with neighborhood livability will occasionally attend meetings and provide reports to the Board as needed.

Members as of August 2019:
Suki Meyer - Corvallis Neighborhood Representative
Scott Harrington - LBCC Student
Jeff Davis - Linn-Benton Community College
Cathy Law - Corvallis Neighborhood Representative
Gary Evans - Monroe Avenue Business Representative
Brock Luthi - OSU Interfraternity Council
Nikia Braxton-Franklin - OSU Student Health Services
Karen Berg - Corvallis Neighborhood Representative
Dawn Duerksen - Corvallis Rental Property Management Group
Savannah Connell - OSU Panhellenic Council
Leslie Schacht Drey - Associate Dean of Students and Director (co-chair)
Charlyn Ellis - Corvallis City Councilor (co-chair)
Lieutenant Ryan Eaton - Staff Representative (Corvallis Police Department)
Stephanie Plata - OSU Unified Greek Council
VACANT OSU Faculty Senate
VACANT Associated Students of OSU

MEETING INFORMATION:
CRAG meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m, and meetings are open to the public. CRAG has not met since January 2020 prior to the beginning of the pandemic, unfortunately. The City of Corvallis has not been convening committees so CRAG’s meetings are postponed until public health restrictions are lifted.

Meeting materials including agenda, minutes, packets, and audio, up to October 2019 are available on the website: https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-crag


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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