Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Dan DeZarn
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Geneseo
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Dan Dezarn
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

All students can participate directly/indirectly in the college's governance bodies via the Student Association (SA). SA is the student governance organization at SUNY Geneseo.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

All professional staff members (i.e., UUP) can participate directly or indirectly in one or more governance bodies. Non UUP members don't all have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The College Senate is a representative governing body of the Faculty. It is empowered to recommend policy relating to matters dealing with the faculty affairs, student affairs, undergraduate academic affairs, graduate academic affairs, and any other matter of general faculty concern not coming within the purview of one of the Standing Committees of the Faculty; to discuss and express its view on any matter deemed to be of general College or University interest; to make recommendations on any such matters to the President of the College, the College Council, the University Chancellor, the University Board of Trustees, the University Faculty Senate, or any other appropriate individual or body.


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
The policies and procedures:

Policies and Procedures are laid out in the Geneseo Village-College Relations Compact. The college and village agree to mutually share information pertaining to SUNY Geneseo students pertaining to topics such as conduct laws and off-campus housing. All of these policies are laid out in the document attached.


Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations Yes
Private sector organizations No
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):

Some employees from the college function on the Livingston County Planning Boards for the Environmental Management Council, a local government entity. Additionally, the Geneseo Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works with the school to encourage philanthropic contributions and donations in order to support SUNY Geneseo's activities; the Foundation is led by a Foundation Board, which currently has 34 members.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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