|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 30, 2016|
EN-2: Student Orientation
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Office of Sustainability
The percentage of entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
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 USB drive containing orientation materials that were previously provided as printed fliers and brochures. They also reuse orientation name badge holders. NSP partners 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 student orientation is available:
Green Practices for orientation can be found online: http://www.american.edu/finance/sustainability/orientation.cfm
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