Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.12 / 3.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

SRU has unions for both faculty and staff who participate in shared governance through their collective bargaining units.

A student representative of the Student Government Association (SGA) also sits on SRU's Council of Trustees.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
12

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
3

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
25

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

The President's Commission on Sustainability always includes one or more community members, and SRU's "Butler Succeed" office includes representatives of nine community organizations. See https://www.sru.edu/news/052121a for the list of members of the Advisory Board.

The link below provides additional information on the Office of Community Engaged Learning:
https://www.sru.edu/offices/community-engaged-learning/community-partnership-opportunities


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Slippery Rock University is committed to shared-governance. Faculty, staff and students are involved on all major internal institutional committees and commissions including; Strategic Planning; Budgeting; and the President's Commissions for: Disability; Women; Sustainability; Wellness; GISO and Race and Ethnicity. Leadership for students, faculty, staff and management have access to and meet regularly with the president.

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