Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.90
Liaison Leslie Raucher
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Barnard College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" 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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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 included in the following ways:

-A First Year Sustainability zine is provided to all new and transfer students on the first day of new student orientation. This zine features information about available courses and student groups relating to sustainability and climate action, as well as information about living sustainability in the dorms (proper waste sorting, buying used, limiting water consumption).

-A Green Sale is hosted on campus during orientation--students have the opportunity to buy used appliances and dorm goods.

-An optional information session, entitled Sustainability 101, is held during new student orientation week. Students can learn about student groups, work/internship opportunities, our work on climate, and waste-sorting on campus.

-A mandatory session on Wellness is required, where there is information about sustainability and its relation to individual health and well-being on campus.

-Throughout the week, Ecoreps are stationed in the dining hall to teach new students how to properly sort their waste.

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