Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Northridge
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Johnson
Sustainability Program Analyst
Institute for Sustainability
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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):
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

Sustainability at CSUN is represented at all new student orientations (freshman, transfer, graduate student, and international student) in several ways. There are posters throughout the campus tours that are targeted at students to show them where CSUN is with regards to sustainability goals. A video is shown to all incoming students that shows "a day in the life of a Matador". The video features different programs and services CSUN has to offer, including sustainability. Students in the video are seen refilling reusable bottles, riding bikes, turning off lights, and recycling.
There are also Resource Fairs for the students to learn about the various departments, clubs, etc. they can get involved with. The Institute for Sustainability tables every day and offers information about what CSUN is doing with sustainability, involvement opportunities, pledges, and provide sustainable giveaway items like reusable utensils and straws.


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