Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:
The SUNY Chancellors (Kristina Johnson and Jim Malatras) have advocated on behalf of the system for various policies including: 1. Stating opposition to the Proposed Regulations under Title IX to the US Secretary of Education: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/chancellor/SUNY-Chancellor-Johnson-Comment-on-ED-Title-IX-Prop-Regs.pdf 2. Opposing change in student VISA rules to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Regulatory Chief Sharon Hageman : https://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/10-20/10-28-20/student-visa-rules-statement.html 3. Supporting the US Department of Education Title IX action to protect transgender students: https://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/6-21/6-17-21-statement/titleix-statement.html 4. Supporting the decison by President Biden to cancel student debt https://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/8-22/8-24-22/student-debt-eo.html University President Havidan Rodriguez serves on President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development for Hispanics. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/09/30/president-biden-announces-key-appointments-to-boards-and-commissions-8/

Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
We are prohibited from making political donations.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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