Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Julia Carlow
Submission Date May 6, 2021
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American University of Sharjah
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Julia Carlow
Acting Head of Sustainability
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability?:
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

1, The AUS Sustainability Office is prominently represented at all main AUS orientation events, both during in-person and virtual orientation, exposing new students and their parents to the wide range of programs, events and activities offered by AUS sustainability and giving testament to AUS' mission to have sustainability at the core of the AUS student experience.
2, AUS acknowledges the importance of student health and wellbeing and introduces new students to the wide range of resources available on campus. Orientation events focusing on health and wellbeing include:
- Student Success in the First Year: Wellbeing Support
- Mental Health Tips with Psychology Club
- Health & Wellness for Better Grades. A live presentation by Coach Salem Hassan
- Interview with CrossFit Athlete followed by live Q&A with SARD Director
- Implications of social media use on AUS Campus (positive, negative, ethical, legal)
3, Furthermore, AUS Sustainability is part of AUS' "Week of Welcome", offering a sustainability-themed movie night during the first week of the semester followed by a student-led discussion.
4, AUS prides itself for its multi-cultural campus community, hence the "Week of Welcome" also introduces the various cultural clubs at AUS and ends its two-week orientation program with a "Cultural Parade"

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