Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alex Davis
Program Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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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 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 :

Sustainability is prominent in new student orientation through a slide presentation, stand up marketing banners, and with lunch being a zero-waste event. Each menu has a vegetarian option and 80% have a vegan option. The slide presentation speaks to our zero waste campus goals and messages our 8 sustainability goals. The marketing banners speak to how to engage in sustainability on campus.

The welcome center (starting point for campus student tours) provides a waste station that speaks to our Zero Waste goals and offers recycling and landfill signage on what goes where. There is a large poster above the waste station that gives new students ideas on how to engage in sustainable actions on campus. The welcome center ambassadors have been trained in sustainability and zero waste and speak to some of our programs and how students can get involved.

During the residence hall move-in, ASU's Ditch the Dumpster program works to divert as much recyclable material as possible. Bins are prominently labeled with information about recycling. All recycling and trash bins are staffed by ASU Zero Waste staff, student workers, or volunteers during peak periods - stations are set up with tents, tables, and outreach materials. They serve have a dual outreach and operational role:
1) Answer questions about how to recycle at ASU
2) Demonstrate ASU's commitment to sustainability by prominently recycling as much as possible

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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Orientation is optional for domestic graduate students but they are welcome to participate.

Transfer students receive the same materials as traditional first-year students.

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