Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.69
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 8, 2020

STARS v2.2

Bard College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.90 / 2.00 Laurie Husted
Sustainability Manager
Bard Office of Sustainability (BoS)
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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 No

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 :

Students take a Sustainability Pledge before they arrive on campus. First years are immediately engaged with the BardE3 program through the pledge, and sustainability co-curricular programming during orientation activities and throughout the Language & Thinking program. Mason jars are made available to all first years and students are encouraged to attend a Resource Fair where they opt in to other sustainable giveaways from multiple departments. Examples of other sustainability activities that occur during Orientation include film screenings, Hike/Bike/Walk/Run guided activities that includes a bike trip to the nearest village and a farm stand, and meals supported by the Bard Farm. The Bard Office of Sustainability also submits a full page advertisement for upcoming yearly sustainability-related items into the virtual L&T guide. Since the Fall 2019, all students are required to take a module of the Difference and Justice Curriculum. In addition, as of the Fall 2019, all incoming first-year students are required to complete an online module in Equity and Diversity

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