Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.55
Liaison Michelle Larkins
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Pacific University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michelle Larkins
Director of the CSS
Center for a Sustainable Society
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Forest Grove Sustainability Commission Liaisons

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

A student serves on the Forest Grove Sustainability Commission and acts as a liaison between the university and the city. https://www.forestgrove-or.gov/bc-sc


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Adelantes Mujeres

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

This partnership is to address matters of food insecurity and the barriers to accessibility nutritious food for low SES communities in Forest Grove and Western Washington County.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Habitat for Humanity and the Restore

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The university offers a course on affordable housing/homelessness. The course brings in people who have lived on the streets previously to talk about the experiences and give their opinion on what the best approach for helping is. The class also spends 20 hours a week helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity in the area.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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