Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

West Chester University is currently and has been a member of AASHE for fifteen years. WCU is a Carbon Commitment Signatory in the Climate Leadership Network managed by Second Nature. And WCU has been a member of the Post-Landfill Action Network since 2017.

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

WCU's Office of Sustainability participates in the Southeast PA Higher Education Sustainability Group, a collaboration of sustainability professionals at universities and colleges in the Greater Delaware Valley region of Southeast Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

WCU staff and faculty were involved in two presentations at the 2017 AASHE Conference in San Antonio, Texas, four presentations at the 2018 AASHE Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one in 2019 in Spokane, Washington, one in 2020 and two in 2021 (the latter two being virtual presentations for the Global Conferences on Sustainability in Higher Education).

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

WCU Director of the Office of Sustainability, Dr. Bradley Flamm, was a member of AASHE's Advisory Council from 2018 to 2020.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

WCU is represented on the PASSHE Sustainable Development Task Force by Sustainability Council Chair Professor Aliza Richman and Director of the Office of Sustainability Dr. Bradley Flamm. (PASSHE is the public 14-university Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.) As one of three of the 14 universities with dedicated sustainability-focused staff (Millersville and Slippery Rock being the other two), WCU has taken a leadership role on the Task Force and in the Campus and Operations sub-committee and is leading a group of four PASSHE universities in discussions about writing and issuing a Request for Quotations for a Renewables Power Purchase Agreement. WCU provides guidance and analytical support to the other PASSHE universities, particularly the eleven without sustainability offices.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Prepared by Bradley Flamm, Director, WCU Office of Sustainability. Updated on 2/23/2022.

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