Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.37
Liaison Angie Kim
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Purchase College - State University of New York
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

The sustainability assessment was developed by the Sustainability Coordinator as part of Campus Sustainability Month in October. Questions were chosen to represent various topics regarding sustainability, both related directly to campus as well as sustainability as a whole. An email link to the survey was sent as a broadcast email to the entire campus community.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
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A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The sample was reached through a campus-wide email blast with a link to an online
survey. Those who participated received an email to also participate in a post- assessment after a month of informational events.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

The assessment proved to have positive results. Students, faculty and staff learned more information after attending events, lectures and programs hosted by the Office of Sustainability.The results of the post-assessment showed that over 60% of participants improved their scores from the pre-assessment.


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