Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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San Diego State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Rachel Gregg
Director of Government and Community Relations
Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
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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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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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?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

THE CSU DECLARES,“WE ARE STILL IN”

In June 2017, the CSU joined the We Are Still In
Climate Declaration along with thousands of cities, states,
businesses, and universities, pledging to uphold the
climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Chancellor Timothy
P. White stated, “Now is the time to be vigilant, and
the CSU is redoubling our efforts. All 23 campuses of the
CSU system, comprising more than 500,000 students
and employees, will help in the fight against climate
change. Our participation in We Are Still In will also
create new opportunities for our students, faculty,
and staff as they find solutions to sustainability
challenges and lead in this global effort.”

https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/sustainability/Documents/2014-17-Sustainability.pdf

“The decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to reject the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a truly outstanding and welcome outcome, especially for the nearly 700,000 DACA recipients nationwide, including thousands of students and employees of the California State University (CSU).

Some of the CSU's brightest students and most dedicated employees are Dreamers and they are found on each of our 23 campuses. They, like their peers, seek a better life for themselves and their families, and they powerfully contribute to the strength of the university and their own communities through service and leadership.

While this decision is an important victory, it does not protect the program from further challenge, nor does it provide a permanent solution to allow our Dreamers to achieve their aspirational goals. The CSU continues to urge Congress to take swift, bipartisan legislative action toward a much-needed permanent solution so that our Dreamers can continue to fulfill their human potential and strengthen our campuses, communities, state and nation."

https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/CSU-Chancellor-Timothy-P.-White%27s-Statement-on-Supreme-Court-DACA-Ruling.aspx


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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