Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.29
Liaison Thomas Frazer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of South Florida
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Thomas Frazer
Dean
College of Marine Science
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Community Sustainability Partnership Program, Office of Community Enegagement and Partnerships and EPIC-Network

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The University of South Florida (USF) is a leader in initiating change towards improving Florida's future. The Community Sustainability Partnership Program (CSPP) is an initiative that allows communities to provide leadership through sustainable efforts. CSPP harnesses USF resources, faculty expertise, and student innovation to create change through community-identified projects. These collaborations are at the forefront of solving important issues in sustainability that strengthen Florida communities. Through a cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving, USF faculty and students help community partners find innovative and effective solutions to today's complex social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Example project topics include, but are not limited to, multi-modal transportation, sustainable development, public health, social equity, and environmental integrity. USFs Community Sustainability Partnership Program is modeled after the successful Sustainable Cities Initiative at the University of Oregon, and is a member of the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N).
https://www.usf.edu/engagement/cspp/about-us/index.aspx


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

United Nations World Tourism Organization Approves USF’s Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) to Lead First Global
Sustainable Tourism Observatory in North America. PCGS Joins the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO).
The INSTO was established in 2004 as a way for UNWTO to further its commitment to sustainable tourism. This organization was founded
on the idea of creating international indicators of sustainability applicable to the tourism sector. Since the establishment of INSTO, 15
observatories have been recognized for their commitment to regular monitoring of the management of tourism. These observatories are
located in China, Greece, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Croatia, and now the United States of America.
PCGS’s Sustainable Tourism Observatory will measure traditional INSTO metrics and seek to create new ones that will assist in protecting
coastal habitat and marine environments. These new metrics have been developed through collaboration with PCGS and the Walt Disney
Company on their proven sustainable tourism strategies. This new designation will offer new opportunities to students for study, research,
experiential learning, and internships for all PCGS concentrations: http://www.usf.edu/pcgs/partners/unwto.aspx. As a member of the
UNWTO, the PCGS observatory hosts annual conferences here in Tampa, FL. UNWTO organizations worldwide attend, with the goal of
meeting the UN’s agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (http://sdt.unwto.org/event/unwto-network-observatories-insto-advancingmeasurement-
sustainable-tourism-development-open-c).


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
No

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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