Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Black Hills State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.54 / 2.00 Petrika Peters
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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 (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):

Students living in the residence halls are provided a "Going Green and Gold" guide. The guide presents information regarding sustainability at the university and ways that students can be involved. The Sustainability Office provides a training to the RA's at their orientation. The RA's are then responsible for distributing learned skills (recycling, etc.) to the residents.
A sustainability presentation is included during Green and Gold Days about ways to get involved in campus. This is open to all students.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Exclusively distance and online new students were excluded from the percentage of students with opportunity to participate in sustainability programming in new student orientation.

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