Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Chatham University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):
Each year at the new student orientation, the Admissions Office and Student Affairs incorporate sustainability into the programming. Students are given an introduction to the policies and practices that they'll be expected to maintain while at Chatham. (tobacco-free, no bottled water, trayless dining, composting, reducing energy use, etc. ) Eco-reps and Sustainability Office staff attend the first week of meals to make sure that people are composting and recycling properly. The orientation program also includes sustainable living activities lead and organized by our Sustainability Director. These are designed to teach more on the principles behind the actions that we are modeling at Chatham. For graduate programs, the orientations are all separate, so sustainability Office staff attend them all, giving updates on Chatham policies and practices much as we do with undergrads, but with more focus on issues related to the degree programs.

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