Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00
"---" 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 Yes
Entering graduate students No

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):

- All incoming students are invited to attend an event at the University farm that is centered on teaching the students about sustainability generally and at the University specifically. Activities include a meal made with local and farm-grown ingredients, faculty-led talks regarding sustainability-focused research and farm activities, and field games.
- Students are also offered the ability to attend a pre-orientation adventure. For the past several years, the Office for Sustainability has hosted a sustainability-themed adventure which tours participating students to different sustainability-focused businesses, activities and opportunities around Cleveland.
- Additionally the University often has special opportunities to highlight sustainability during orientation. New students receive an electronic newsletter with a link to "Green Your Move In"; Orientation picnics and BBQs are often zero-waste/compostable waste events; many Cleveland Exploration Trips have sustainability themes, and the majority of them are oriented to helping incoming students navigate the regional mass-transit system.

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