Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chris Adam
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):

An eleven minute student produced sustainability video is shown to all students before the "in-House" regulations and protocols presentation starts (2019-20). This video reviews all aspects of sustainability of the college, including accomplishments regarding waste, water, energy, gardening, cleaning, recycling, composting and club activities. As well, students are then put into groups that tour the college. Sustainability points are mentioned throughout the tour (waste sorting stations, recycling for batteries, eye-glasses, ink cartridges and cell phones), rooftop gardens, efficient lighting, water conservation within washrooms, non-gender washrooms, health services (doctor, nurse, psychologist, psychiatrist) for students, clubs (green-earth, LGBT,) and the physical health care facilities and programs (physiotherapy & fitness rooms, sports teams & recreational activities & clubs).

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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