Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
1.63 / 3.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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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 Faculty Senate is the primary body through which faculty participate in the shared governance of the University of Denver. The Senate is composed of approximately 90 members elected to represent the academic units of the University. Much of the Senate's work is accomplished through its five Standing Committees. https://www.du.edu/facsen

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) represents University of Denver undergraduate students in all matters of student life and academic life. We work to improve and support the student experience by funding organizations, coordinating with campus partners, advocating for student interests, and collaborating with other student governments on shared interests. Additionally, it is our mission to promote the welfare of the students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community associated with the University of Denver through advocacy, legislation, programming and funding designed to redefine the student experience and translate student vision into action. https://www.du.edu/usg
The Graduate Student Government is a council of all the Graduate Student Associations (GSAs) at the University of Denver.
The GSG has two goals at the University:
One is to foster a sense of community among the graduate students.
The other to represent that community and its interests at DU. https://www.du.edu/gsg

The University of Denver's Staff Advisory Council works to unite and support staff through advocacy and collaboration. We work to ensure that staff morale, diversity, interests, working conditions and professional development are provided for throughout DU's policies and procedures. Duties of the Staff Advisory Council include:

Conducting monthly meetings for staff to have their thoughts and concerns heard
Providing monetary benefits for staff in need through the staff benevolent fund
Organizing and selecting annual staff awards
Hosting annual events to encourage staff involvement in the wider DU community
Above all, our goal is to ensure DU's staff have the support they need to excel in their roles and contribute to a successful, harmonious University community.
https://www.du.edu/staff


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
26

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
8

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
30.77

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.:
5

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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