Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.63
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date May 19, 2017
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Beloit College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
"---" 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 No
Entering graduate students N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

During the new student orientation days, the Office of Sustainability has a "cookies and lemonade" drop-in time available for all new students to come meet the Sustainability Coordinator, the Sustainability Hall Director, a few faculty members involved in sustainability projects, and a few current sustainability employees. This informal setting allowed for one-on-one interactions where new students to be able to ask questions about how to get involved and express any past involvement or future desires to be involved in sustainability endeavors.
Additionally, the Sustainability Coordinator and Sustainability Hall Director provided training to all student Residential Assistants who communicated knowledge like recycling and heating and cooling best practices to the students living on their floors and in their houses.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

10% of new students came in as transfer students at the beginning of the spring semester. No sustainability orientation was created for these students.
Beloit does not have any graduate programs.

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