Reporting System

Implementation Profile for Clarkson University

Submitted on June 9, 2014; last updated on May 4, 2016

Institution Information

Commitment Type Climate
Basic Carnegie Classification Doctorate Granting
Control Private not-for-profit
Location Potsdam, NY
Community Setting Small town
USDOE Climate Zone 6
Current President or Chancellor's Name Anthony G Collins
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website http://www.clarkson.edu/
Sustainability Website http://www.clarkson.edu/green/
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Institutional Format Center- or Institute-Led
Number of Individuals in Structure 2-5
Stakeholder Groups Represented Board, Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff
Description We have a procedure for the creation of organized units in our Operations Manual. It requires a proposal containing a justification, organizations structure, business plan and review process to be submitted to the Provost. He obtains comments from the Deans and the faculty Senate and makes a recommendation to the President who can approve it. The Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) was created in 2010. It has a 5 year, renewable life and we are in the process of preparing the strategic plan for the future that will serve as the renewal proposal. Campus sustainability is a critical element of the ISE strategic plan.

A Campus Sustainability committee supports the work of the ISE throughout all campus functions. This committee of ~12 individuals includes representatives from all major campus operations and academic functions and leaders of student sustainability related groups.
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates No information provided
Implementation Liaison's Name Susan E Powers
Implementation Liaison's Title Associate Director for Sustainability
Implementation Liaison's Department Institute for a Sustainable Environment