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Commitments and Policies

  • solarpanelsClimate Commitment

    Santa Clara University is a Charter Signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. We developed a Climate Neutrality Action Plan in 2010, and have a goal to achieve Climate Neutrality by the end of 2015.
  • studentsincircleDiversity and Justice

    Santa Clara University has numerous programs to support and enhance diversity on campus. These include financial aid, support programs for under-represented groups, as well as training opportunities for students and employees. The University also values its employees and has a number of programs to support and enhance life as a University employee.

  • stars_silver_AASHE140x140_asm_081612STARS

    The Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Santa Clara University was a Charter Participant in the first STARS program. The University earned a Silver rating in January 2011.

  • Rare historical ecclesiastical garments and liturgical accessories dating from the 17th century. Photo courtesy of Archaeology Research Lab.Cultural Resource Management

     SCU makes an effort to preserve its cultural and historical heritage by conducting archaeological excavations around the Mission Church area as well as other areas on campus. The Archaeology Department and Research Lab attempt to protect and preserve the integrity of the area's multifaceted and culturally diverse history, while the de Saisset Museum showcases SCU's unique historical legacy.

  • StrategicPlanStrategic Plan

     "Justice and Sustainability" is one of 5 Strategic Priorities and Goals of the 2011 Strategic Plan.

  • MS_3color_logo 140lcSustainability Policy

     As a Jesuit and Catholic University, we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability, the University furthers its mission to act as a voice of reason, conscience, and service to society.