Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
2.25 / 3.00 Rachael Wein
Assistant Director of Sustainability
CEEDS
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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:

There are numerous institutional governing bodies that have voting student, faculty, and staff membership. These include the Faculty Council, Staff Council, Inclusion Council and Working Group, The Committee on Sustainability, the Student Government Association, the Committee on Mission and Priorities and more. All can be found on the smith website.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
30

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

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:
30

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
100

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 Smith College Council on Community Policy is a broadly representative, deliberative group that meets to consider matters that concern the campus community. In its deliberations, and working in concert with others on campus as appropriate, the "College Council" addresses issues of common concern. Its mission concerns the well-being of the community — its capacity for collegiality and the pursuit of the commonwealth while providing an excellent education to women. The Council includes Smith administration, faculty, staff, students, and alum, and two city councilors from the city of Northampton.


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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