Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.50
Liaison Wendy Olmstead
Submission Date May 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Stanislaus
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 Stephanie Hubbard
Director
Student Leadership & Development
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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 No

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
90

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :

During New Student Orientation's Campus Showcase sessions, the Sustainability Program provides education about the importance of the use of refillable water bottles, the CSUs plastic bag/straw/water bottle ban, the university's recycling program, and ways to reduce/reuse paper. Tabling also includes a Climate Crisis Challenge to educate incoming students about the causes of climate change and how they can personally reduce their GHG emissions. This educational outreach is supported by providing every student with an aluminum water bottle and an academic planner, containing important campus information, in place of the traditional orientation booklet. Reusable straws are provided as giveaway items by other campus departments during tabling. In support of paper reduction, evaluations of students have been converted to an online format. New Student Orientation includes sessions on financial wellness, navigating college as a first generation student, disability resource services, health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion.


Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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