Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.90 / 2.00 Caroline Huck
Director
Programs for Leadership and Service Education
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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 No
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 :
Ambassadors of Change is a 5 day pre-orientation program for incoming students which focuses on service, community engagement, and active citizenship. Each day focuses on a different social justice topic with relevant and meaningful education, service and reflection. Each year, there is a day that focuses on food insecurity/justice and another that focuses on environmental issues. In 2020, Orientation worked with campus partners to hand out reusable water bottles and canvas tote bags. The Efroymson Diversity Center hosts a Pre-Orientation program called Dawg Days for new students. This program strives to build a supportive network of students from diverse backgrounds and identities including students of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Peer mentors and university staff facilitate empowering social and educational activities while exposing students to campus and community resources to help them build relationships and navigate their journeys at Butler. https://www.butler.edu/orientation/pre-orientation-programs

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Both programs are open to all incoming students, but they select a portion of students to participate every year from applicant pool.

Both programs are open to all incoming students, but they select a portion of students to participate every year from applicant pool.

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