Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Case Western Reserve University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Erin Kollar
Assistant Director Sustainability
Office of Energy & 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 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 :

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. During the new student tour of campus, students receive reusable bags with an explanation that they are to be carried and used at the grab-and-go food outlets on campus. Many orientation events have zero or reduced waste themes with returning student volunteers to educate on waste. The Office of Energy & Sustainability tables at the Orientation Info Fair on recycling and sustainability practices at the university.

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