Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
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Colorado College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

New Student Orientation includes Campus Sustainability Tours guided by Office of Sustainability staff and upperclassmen volunteers.

In 2015, a two-hour "Sense of Place" programming was added to New Student Orientation. The program was built to familiarize new students to the unique ecology and community of Colorado Springs while fostering the spirit of sustainability that Colorado College aims to embody. The presentation introduced students to plant, bird and animal species within the area as well as the energy and waste disposal systems that support Colorado Springs and Colorado College through various videos and presentation speakers. A "Sense of Place" website was launched in the fall of 2014 as a follow up to the New Student Orientation programming and as a public resource for other students and community members.
Students are additionally taken on four day outdoor community service trips where they become familiarized with the nature and culture of the southwest. The student leaders of these trips encourage new students to develop social responsibility and respect for their new home which in turn promotes sustainable practices.

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