Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Robin Whitney
Teaching Assistant Professor
College of Arts & Letters
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

Name and a brief description of the active student groups focused on sustainability:

SAVE (Sustainability Activism, Volunteering and Engineering) - SAVE’s mission is to promote awareness of and action on environmental issues. SAVE seeks to accomplish this by hosting fun campus-wide, sustainability oriented events and by promoting and participating in green activities in the Hoboken community. In Fall 2017 this group absorbed ESW (Engineers for a Sustainable World) and helps apply the lens of engineering solutions to the mission of SAVE.

SEEPS (Stevens Environmental Engineering Professional Society)

SSC (Stevens Sustainability Coalition), formed early in Fall 2019, is a student-led initiative whose vision is to create a culture of sustainability on campus and in the local community.

Does the institution have a garden, farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery program, or an urban agriculture project where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

Wellness Center Community Garden - Students took initiative in designing and planting the new garden behind the Student Wellness Center.

Does the institution have a student-run enterprise that includes sustainability as part of its mission statement or stated purpose?:

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

Does the institution have a sustainable investment fund, green revolving fund, or sustainable microfinance initiative through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:

Has the institution hosted a conference, speaker series, symposium, or similar event focused on sustainability during the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability:

The Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series is a weekly lecture hosting a variety of speakers who focus on a wide range of sustainability issues. The series is sponsored by the Hugo Neu Corporation, and co-sponsored by BEM Systems, Brown and Caldwell, Geosyntec Consultants, and H2M Architects and Engineers. It is organized by the Stevens Sustainability Management Master's Program.
https://www.stevens.edu/schaefer-school-engineering-science/departments/civil-environmental-ocean-engineering/graduate-programs/sustainability-management-masters-program/sustainability-seminar-series .

Has the institution hosted a cultural arts event, installation, or performance focused on sustainability with the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations, or performances focused on sustainability:

Earth Week: Stevens held a series of sustainable events for a week during Earth Week, featuring a terrarium making event, an educational documentary screening, a speaker event led by the CEO of Sun Coffee Roasters, and a monumental Earth Day Celebration event: over 200 attendees enjoyed live music as well as several information booths with representatives from sustainability-focused groups within Stevens and throughout Hoboken.
Hoboken's RECYCLE RIGHT campaign: SAVE and the Hoboken Green Team hosted an educational event in the Great Hall of the SC Williams Library on 25 November and 2 December to inform the university community of Hoboken's transition to dual-stream recycling, from single-stream. Representatives from SEEPS were also on hand. Flyers were posted, and magnets distributed; Students in Stevens' off-campus leased housing received the information in the form of PDF versions of the flyers via email.
RecycleMania Sculpture Competition: Students from the Art Club and SAVE hosted an event on March 6, 2019 to create a large sea turtle sculpture from plastic waste. "Plastic Kills" was written at the base of the sculpture and showcased in Babbio Atrium for all students to see.

Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that follow Leave No Trace principles?:

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Has the institution had a sustainability-focused theme chosen for a themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Does the institution have a program through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

One student is currently employed as an ambassador for the sustainable coffee company that is partnered with the campus dining services.

Does the institution have a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:

A brief description of the graduation pledge(s):

A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that do not fall into one of the above categories:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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