Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

American University begins educating students about sustainability as soon as they arrive on campus. The Office of Sustainability trains student orientation leaders on campus sustainability during the summer. The Office of New Student Programs (NSP) reviews AU's sustainability practices during new student orientation and suggests practical ways students can be more sustainable both on and off campus. NSP distributes a digital CD containing orientation materials that were previously provided as printed fliers and brochures. They also reuse orientation name badge holders. In past years, NSP has partnered with Whole Foods Market to provide incoming students with reusable grocery bags. In addition to NSP's efforts, the Office of Sustainability staffs a table during orientation to provide incoming students with information and opportunities about how to participate in sustainability activities at AU.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:

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