Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

The Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Sheila Hughes, is an active member and represents Saint Mary's participant in a public policy advocacy group, the East Bay Leadership Council. Sheila and this group have been actively supporting Ballot Measure J (on the March 2020 ballot), with the goals of reducing congestion and emissions and improving transit times, safety, and air quality.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

Saint Mary's College has been very involved with issues surrounding student aid such as full funding of the Cal Grant in the California state budget. Also, we have long been a supporter of the Pell grants through the federal government.

Saint Mary's College has hosted legislative lunches on campus where our students discuss current public policy and legislation with our legislative delegation. Every year President Jim Donahue goes to capitol Hill to personally visit with our members of congress to brief them on the issues important to the SMC college community


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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