Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

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

The University is participating in a lobbying effort, along with several other independent institutions, to prevent an 11 percent cut in Cal Grants to its neediest California students. On March 11, 2014 SCU took several students to Sacramento to participate in a day sponsored by the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU.) A legislative hearing on the issue took place on March 13, 2014. This effort supports sustainability as we are working to preserve diversity and affordability on campus.

Our President wrote an op-ed for the LA Times on March 10, 2014: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-engh-california-student-grants-20140310,0,1938469.story#axzz30VQAvHMG

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:

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