Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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Pomona College
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ginny Routhe
Sustainability Integration Office
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

In the Master Plan revision process and the Design Guidelines adoption process, Pomona College made it a point to hold multiple community stakeholder engagement workshops where the Master Planner and key personnel presented the master plan and design guidelines to the broader public community and different sessions for faculty, staff, and students. The workshops were publicly advertised and held on multiple nights and gave the opportunity for the community to comment and have their comments incorporated in to the planning process. These community workshops also included the Planning, Architecture, Traffic, and Transportation Commissions and a presentation to the City Council. Also, Pomona College funded the City of Claremont to hire consultants to produce the Pomona College Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as part of the master plan and subsequent capital projects.

A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

Pomona College engages the majority of the community through the actions outlined above.

List of identified community stakeholders:

Claremont Heritage, Rembrandt Club, Chamber of Commerce, Village Merchants, Rotary Club, CHERP (Community Home Energy Retrofit Projects), Sustainable Claremont, Community Development Group, City Engineering Department, and the broader public

A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

The above community stakeholders’ involvement lead to successfully constructing a new LEED Gold Studio Art building, and LEED Platinum (anticipated) Millikan Laboratory for physics, astronomy, and mathematics.

The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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