Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.93
Liaison Jim Dees
Submission Date April 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Appalachian State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sierra Milosh
Data Analysis
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):

Over a six week period during summer, Appalachian holds New Student Orientation. The two-day freshman program and one-day transfer program include presentations on campus resources, discussions with student, faculty and staff leaders and intensive academic planning. New Student Orientation is held during the months of June and July.

As part of the programming for New Student Orientation, a presentation by the Office of Sustainability is given. This presentation includes information about sustainability on campus, outreach programs provided by the office, and highlights other events involving sustainability that students are encouraged to participate in. The staff member giving the presentation is equipped with materials and publications, including a on campus 'Green Living Guide', detailing many of the programs run by the Office of Sustainability, and distributes this information to interested students. A list of "talking points" the staff member tries to hit during orientation can be found in the document attached to this credit.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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