Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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University of Oregon
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Steve Mital
Office of Sustainability Director
Finance & Administration
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

Local Community Relations Department: Since 2007, local community relations staff have included in work plans and practice a multi-facited community engagement plan that includes extensive education and communications efforts and reactive problem solving and strategizing. It is founded on developing and maintaining a wide variety of relationships with near campus neighbors, city and government leaders, and affected stakeholders. UO partners in this effort include Office of the Dean of Students, UOPD, Enterprise Risk Services, Campus Operations, Campus Planning,Design,Consturciton and Real Estate, Finance and Administrative top leaders, Athletics operations staff, and many more. In addition, Local Community Relations staff monitor local government actions and policies as they affect the UO. Campus Planning: The Campus Plan and associated policies describe the importance of effective community engagement and establish requirements for public engagement in decisions related to the physical campus planning, design and construction. University Advancement: The University recently adopted the IDEAL framework that outlines the institutions values and goals related to equity and inclusion for all members of our campus community. The documents outlines the University's efforts to make progress on three specific priorities within the area of diversity, equity and inclusion, goals
which both support and enhance the above priorities. Those include (i) creating a more robust pipeline
for diverse students to enter the UO; (ii) increasing diversity and equity among the faculty, staff,
administrators, and students; and (iii) creating a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment for
all faculty, staff, and students. More information can be found at https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/IDEAL


A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

Local Community Relations Department: Local Community Relations staff track and communicate with appointed leaders of city recognized neighborhood associations, the City of Eugene Assistant City Manager, who serves as the liaison from the city to the university, and the UO has an email (goodneighbor@uoregon.edu) at which neighgors may share complaints and concerns. University Advancement: The University of Oregon works across the state to engage in community events with a targeted focus on those that serve under represented and minority communities. We participate in Fiesta Mexicana, Good In The Hood, the Urban League, NAACP, Latino Network, Pride, Pendelton Roundup, Pear Blossom Festival, Rose Festival, and many other community events.


List of identified community stakeholders:

Local Community Relations Department: Residentail neighbors, business neighbors, committees and organiziations that have stakes in adjacent properties (for example, the city-recognized Whilamut Natural Area Citizen Planning Committee that cares about natural areas of Alton Baker Park next to Autzen Stadium, the Neighborhood Arena Liaison Committee that monitors impacts of traffic and parking related to Matthew Knight Arena events) University Advancement: Please see University's website for Government and Community Relations and Equity and Inclusion.


A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

Many. Neighbors still feel impacted but they also know they have a conduit to share concerns and work out possible solutions. Areas of cooperation include neighborhood livability and student behavior: mitigation of parking, traffic, lights and amplification related to athletic and academic events; impacts from construction and new buildings at campus edges, etc. University Advancement: The University of Oregon works across the state to engage in community events with a targeted focus on those that serve under represented and minority communities. We participate in Fiesta Mexicana, Good In The Hood, the Urban League, NAACP, Latino Network, Pride, Pendelton Roundup, Pear Blossom Festival, Rose Festival, and many other community events.


The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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