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
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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?:
Yes

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

Purchase Student Government Association (PSGA) is made up of elected students and is a nonprofit corporation responsible for managing the funds collected from the Mandatory Student Activity Fee. Their primary goal is to advocate for the student body at Purchase College. The PSGA represents and further the interests and welfare of the students of Purchase College. The PSGA president, determined by the student body, is the student representative at College Council meetings and an official standing member. The College Council is the college's highest governing body.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

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:

The Purchase College Professional Staff Council brings professional employees into meaningful association in order to participate in the governance of the college, actively influence the decision-making process of the college for both immediate and long-range issues, provide a forum for discussion of common areas of concern among professional employees, provide opportunities for personal and professional growth and development, and collaborate with the campus chapter of United University Professions (the union), human resources, and faculty senate on common interests.


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 University Faculty Senate serves as a resource on governance for the University. It serves as a deliberative body on educational policies for the SUNY System. In this capacity it issues publications such as handbooks, directories and reports on matters such as budget, program revision and presidential searches.


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?:
No

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

Members from all three sectors are represented in Puchase's College Council, more specific information can be found in their bios.

Members on the College Council represent local government/education organizations through Mary C. Marvin, Mayor of Bronxville, and Jared Rice, from New Rochelle City Council. The private sector is represented through Dennis Glazer with BRG Sports and Paraco Gas Corporation and civil society through Jim Bostic, with Nepperhan Community Center, and Richard Nightingale, Westhab.

https://www.purchase.edu/offices/president/college-leadership/purchase-college-council/


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