Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.63 / 2.00 Alex French
Sustainability Coordinator
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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):
81.40

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

The format of the undergraduate and transfer student orientation involves
* a "Student Services Fair". Sustainability is featured at the fair where we can speak directly to students as they visit the different tables.
* a tour/scavenger hunt that includes a stop at the campus garden/greenhouse where they hear about those activities and play a recycling game
* parents also can attend services fair
* student orientation handbook has a section devoted to sustainability at Clarkson.
* a common reading and book discussion. This selected book has been related sustainability for the last couple years.

Orientation for new graduate students also includes an introduction to sustainability and the "So you think you can recycle" activity.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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One page on Sustainability also included in new student handbook (p. 31)
http://www.clarksonmagazine.com/clarksonmagazine/Store.action

Only students on the Potsdam campus have sustainability components in their orientation (100% undergraduates)

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