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

STARS v2.2

University of South Florida
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Thomas Frazer
Dean
College of Marine Science
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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?:
No

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

Number: 10-051 Title: Campus and Community Sustainability
As a member of the ACUPCC, USF has established the Office of Sustainability to coordinate and build partnerships for University-wide initiatives that advance USF’s strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment. In pursuit of this mission and as required by the ACUPCC, the USF Office of Sustainability has prepared a long term Climate Action Plan (hereafter “CAP”), which provides certain recommendations related to sustainability issues for policy promulgation at USF.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
No

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

Number: 10-051 Title: Campus and Community Sustainability
As a member of the ACUPCC, USF has established the Office of Sustainability to coordinate and build partnerships for University-wide initiatives that advance USF’s strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment. In pursuit of this mission and as required by the ACUPCC, the USF Office of Sustainability has prepared a long term Climate Action Plan (hereafter “CAP”), which provides certain recommendations related to sustainability issues for policy promulgation at USF.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
No

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

Number: 10-051 Title: Campus and Community Sustainability
As a member of the ACUPCC, USF has established the Office of Sustainability to coordinate and build partnerships for University-wide initiatives that advance USF’s strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment. In pursuit of this mission and as required by the ACUPCC, the USF Office of Sustainability has prepared a long term Climate Action Plan (hereafter “CAP”), which provides certain recommendations related to sustainability issues for policy promulgation at USF.


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?:
No

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

Number: 10-051 Title: Campus and Community Sustainability
As a member of the ACUPCC, USF has established the Office of Sustainability to coordinate and build partnerships for University-wide initiatives that advance USF’s strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment. In pursuit of this mission and as required by the ACUPCC, the USF Office of Sustainability has prepared a long term Climate Action Plan (hereafter “CAP”), which provides certain recommendations related to sustainability issues for policy promulgation at USF.


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:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

5/6/2022: uploaded in response to reviewer's comment.

Mission, Vision, Aspirations, and Values
Values
USF is committed to the core values of Inquiry, Innovation, Integrity, and Inclusion as:
-Integrity through
Shared governance within all components of the institution.
Transparency and accountability of the university’s operations.
Affordable and accessible education for all.
Social, economic, and environmental sustainability at the local and global levels.

https://www.usf.edu/strategic-plan/about/mission-vision-aspirations.aspx


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Note: USF Policy 10-051 is under revision due to consolidation

III. DEFINITION OF TERM

For purposes of this policy, the term sustainability refers to the capacity to meet the social, economic, and environmental needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


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 No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability Yes
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Second Nature Carbon Committment
Second Nature UC3 - University Climate Change Coalition
https://secondnature.org/about-uc3-2/


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

list of uploaded files:
Campus and Community Sustainability-Policy 10-051
PA 2 St. Pete CAP
PA 2 Tampa CAP
PA 2 usf-strategic-plan-120721
goals-objectives-policies

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