Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Aquinas College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for 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 No
Entering graduate students No

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):
83.30

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

The Director of Sustainability worked with orientation leaders to be sure sustainability is prominently included in new student orientation. The President of the college included sustainability in his welcome address. The Director had an entire evening with the new students, beginning with a keynote address. The sustainability champion orientation leaders then staffed a waste fair, where students learned about our waste streams and how to properly sort on campus. A waste game was then held on our soccer field, where all students participated in an educational, sorting activity (recycling, composting, special collections, trash).


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