Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date April 5, 2023

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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Does the sustainability office have initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups:
When recruiting for new positions, the Office explicitly recruits international students (via the Office of International Student Affairs) and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and FGLI students (via The Resource Center).

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

A brief description of the DEI trainings for sustainability employees:
The Sustainability Office is in the process of developing an equity and inclusion training for all student employees. Currently, all employees in the office attend a training on environmental justice with the Eco Facilitators each spring and DEI topics are included at most monthly all-office meetings.

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?:
Yes

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:
The Sustainability Office and The Resource Center did a multi-part discussion series in FY 22: "Environmental Justice: A Work in Progress" with events in November 2021 and 2 events in April 2022: see https://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/resources/events.html for 11/2/21, 4/11/22, and 4/18/22. In May 2021, the Sustainability Office cosponsored an event on direct action and indigenous sovereignty with The Resource Center and other campus entities: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdGn7E_Oijg/.

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:
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Website URL where information about the initiatives to advance DEI within the sustainability program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The Sustainability Office has a formal antiracism and intersectionality commitment linked above.

The Sustainability Office has a formal antiracism and intersectionality commitment linked above.

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