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

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Robert Maffia
Vice President
Campus and Facilities Operations
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

From the Strategic Plan Midpoint Update -
"Stevens’ research in resilience and sustainability will respond to the critical need for adaptive science and practice-relevant knowledge in this area.
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Developing strategies and techniques for sustainability, Stevens will build new programs that meet a range of human needs such as protecting environmental quality, reducing human health risk from exposure to environmental contaminants, and balancing environmental protection with societal benefits and economic growth."


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Goal E4 of the Strategic Plan states:
"Our campus will reflect our proud legacy, our student-centricity, our technology focus, and our commitment to global impact. A compelling campus visitor experience will be created that conveys our rich history, our transformative aspirations for the future, the achievements of our alumni, our educational philosophy, our commitment to sustainability, and our strong relationship with Hoboken. The campus will be a source of pride and engagement for our entire community, inclusive of all key stakeholders in Hoboken."

Annual reports on this goal (year 6 and 7 especially) highlight the sustainability measures that have contributed to enhancing the campus experience. This includes the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program and associated Green Commuter Club that are helping achieve the goal of reducing single occupancy vehicles on campus. the TDM Program Policies also outline targets for enrollment in things such as bikeshare programs.

Latest TDM Program document attached below.
https://www.stevens.edu/about-stevens/strategic-plan/annual-reports/year-6-report/external-bridges
https://www.stevens.edu/about-stevens/strategic-plan/annual-reports/year-7-report/external-bridges


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

All new construction must target LEED Gold.

From the Strategic Plan Midpoint Update -
"Stevens will be a model of sustainability, through innovative energy initiatives, policies, and programs to
promote use of biodegradable materials and recycling, and smart transportation initiatives to reduce use of cars."


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

One of the goals of the Strategic Plan Midpoint Update (linked below) was to increase percent of all new full-time faculty hires that are women from 24.6% to at least 30%. " In addition, we will aim to increase the number of underrepresented minority faculty in our full-time tenure and non-tenure stream faculty by at least two-thirds from the Fall 2016 baseline of nine."

Another goal states, "by 2022, we will achieve a steady-state level of at least 3 percent of tenure-stream faculty in sabbatical positions of influence in academic, government, industry, and non-profit sectors."


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability ---
SDG Accord ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment ---
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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