Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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Does the sustainability office have initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups?:
No

A brief description of the initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups:

We are very intentional when choosing our sustainability interns. We make sure to include interns with diverse backgrounds. Out of 12 interns, 8/12 are female, 7/12 are from underrepresented groups.


Does the sustainability office ensure that sustainability employees complete DEI training?:
Yes

A brief description of the DEI trainings for sustainability employees:

Both staff/faculty employees in the Office of Sustainability have completed DEI training.

All pre-orientation student leaders (many are also paid sustainability interns) all have mandatory DEI training.


Does the sustainability office regularly collaborate on events, projects, or initiatives with the institution’s DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

A brief description of events, projects, or initiatives during the previous year developed in collaboration with the DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus:

n/a


Does the sustainability office or committee include at least one individual with formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities?:
No

Documentation of the formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities:

There is one member of the University Sustainability Committee who is also on the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate. This particular person's area of expertise is through the Native American cohort. This cohort has connected up with the Office of Sustainability and discussed possible partnered projects.

https://my.wlu.edu/office-of-inclusion-and-engagement/diversity-resources/committees


Website URL where information about the initiatives to advance DEI within the sustainability program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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