Graham Sustainability Institute

Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program

SCIP Overview video

SCIP Overview

SCIP Call to Action

SCIP Call to Action

Evaluate, Analyze, Improve

In collaboration with U-M’s renowned Institute for Social Research, we lead this comprehensive study designed to assess sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes across U-M students, faculty, and staff over time.

This groundbreaking effort, known as the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (SCIP) is designed to inform educational programs and campus operations at the university, and is an outgrowth of the Community Awareness goal area of the U-M Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment.

Two questionnaires (one for faculty and staff and another for students) have been administered to the U-M campus community on a regular basis for several years (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, and Winter 2018). The web surveys yield responses from more than 3,500 students and 1,500 faculty and staff members each cycle.

Questions cover travel and transportation, waste prevention and conservation, the natural environment, climate change, food, and engagement, awareness, and ratings of campus sustainability initiatives. Survey data are supplemented with geographic data covering campus buildings where respondents live, work and study.  

View, download, or request SCIP survey samples, reports, and more on the SCIP Materials page:

SCIP Materials 

Sustainabillity Indicators Infographic