Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.00
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Concordia University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cassandra Lamontagne
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 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 Concordia Student Union and the Graduate Student association, in collaboration with the university and other student groups, host an extensive orientation which includes sustainability aspects at the core. With some specific events which focus on sustainability - specific Sustainability Fairs, focused workshops - encouraging students to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle on campus, the concept is woven throughout all events. Students are encouraged to reduce waste by bringing their own mugs/cups/flatware, create art using reused materials, engage with safe(er) space policies and procedures, and under-go sexual violence awareness and prevention training and harm reduction training.

Additionally, we integrate a sustainability booth into New Student Orientation day where the Office of Sustainabiltiy, Zero Waste Concordia, Hospitality Concordia, and sustainability student groups offer materials (documents and videos) related to our sustainability programming and are on-site to answer any questions. In Fall 2020, the orientation was held online and was virtually attended by 1981 students on September 1 (Undergraduate session) and 3 (Graduate Session). The platform was open and available for 90 days to allow students to continue to check out the booths and the materials available.

In all cases, the invitation is extended not just to new students but to all students. Therefore, transfer students can attend orientation events in the year following their transfer or can can make use of the online platform while it is accessible.

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