Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.39
Liaison Connie Morales
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Claremont McKenna College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristin Miller
Roberts Environmental Center
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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 (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):

There are numerous ways that sustainable living is integrated into orientation for new and transfer students at CMC.

All new students, freshman and transfer, participate in WOA, Welcome Orientation Adventure, trips. Trips are destination experiences designed to help students make connections and learn life skills before entering college at CMC. The trip offerings mostly focus on outdoor and nature activities, and they allow students a variety of opportunities, from surfing to camping to community service and urban engagement. These trips introduce incoming students to the cultures, landscapes, and wildlife of California.

All students attend an environmental presentation which includes information on sustainability (presented through skits made by the First Year Guides).

Resident Advisors also cover the topic in their dorm meetings.

The CMC Green Guide is presented at orientation, and it is made availble online: https://claremontmckenna.app.box.com/s/6c6rffatvawig4eadn813g9qse4z6yb7

Farmers Market walk to educate students on local/ethical food sourcing options.

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