Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.66
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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Wells College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

President Jonathan Gibralter is a nationally recognized advocate for responsible student alcohol consumption, which is an important campus safety concern. Dr. Gibralter serves as the chairperson of the College Presidents Working Group of the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA); he contributed to the development of the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM). In October 2015, Dr. Gibralter testified before a congressional sub-committee on the important work of this group and the launch of the CollegeAIM intervention tool.

Wells is a member of CICU, the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities, a statewide association representing the public policy interests of the chief executives of more than 100 independent colleges and universities in New York State. Through our engagement with CICU, Wells has advocated for improved access and support for affordability for college students at state and federal levels.

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):


The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:

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