Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.66
Liaison Grace Afflerbach
Submission Date March 8, 2024

STARS v2.2

Purchase College - State University of New York
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 3.00 Grace Afflerbach
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

The students have the Purchase Student Government Association (PSGA).The PSGA is a nonprofit corporation responsible for managing the funds collected from the Mandatory Student Activity Fee and advocating for the larger student body. Academic staff have the Faculty @ Large (F@L). The voting faculty on this committee have a primary responsibility for developing and implementing educational, curricular, and personnel polities, and for defining and participating in the administration of academic and professional standards of the college. Non-academic staff have the Professional Staff Council. This council influences the decision-making process of the college for immediate and long-range issues, provides a forum for discussion of common areas of concern among professional staff employees, provides opportunities for personal and professional growth and development, and collaborates with the professionals' unions, human resources, and faculty on common interests. The Purchase College Senate represents both academic and non-academic staff and students. The Senate and its standing committees function as the representative decision-making body of shared governance, whereby faculty, staff, administration, and student representatives formally and openly communicate, share responsibility, and take cooperative action on matters of importance to the college.

The SUNY Board of Trustees is the institution's highest governing body. There are 18 possible positions (16 of which are currently filled), 15 of which are appointed by New York's Governor. 


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
16

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:
2

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
13

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
5

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
31.25

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?:
No

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