Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.79
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 3.00 Amber Garrard
Education & Outreach Manager
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff No

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

Yale College Council
The Yale College Council is a policy advocacy body that seeks to promote the student voice to Yale administrators. The elected President meets on a regular basis with the University President, Dean of Yale College, and other University officials to provide representation on behalf of Yale College.
https://www.ycc.yale.edu/

Graduate & Professional School Senate
The mission of the graduate student senate is to foster interaction among students through community service, social gatherings, academic and professional events, as well as to enable official and unofficial student groups. The Senate also represents the graduate and professional student population on official university committees and oversees the management and maintenance of GPSCY and Gryphon's Pub.
http://gpss.yale.edu/

The 22 member elected Senate represents faculty from all ranks and divisions within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Yale. The Senate was created in 2015 to provide a more organized voice for the FAS faculty, to highlight and investigate issues of FAS concern, and to foster greater communication between the members of the FAS and the Yale administration.
https://fassenate.yale.edu/about-senate

The Provost's Office also convenes a number of committees with faculty and staff representation (by appointment) to address pressing university needs.
http://provost.yale.edu/committees


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
19

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
7

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
36.84

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

Within the City of New Haven, Community Management Teams (CMT) are organized in each of New Haven's ten community policing districts. A CMT consists of residents and businesses within the district who have organized to serve as a forum for problem solving and information exchange centering around neighborhood issues that are of the most concern to the group. The University supports, regularly attends, and participates in these meetings and involves the communities in discussions about new projects and developments.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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