Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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):

The college sends out a resource book for all incoming students. This book now includes a section on campus sustainability. June Orientation and Residential Life Staff receive training on campus sustainability as well to help educate and inform all new students on campus initiatives and procedures regarding sustainable practices.

In addition, Denison offers a number of Pre-Orientation trips in August for new students. Three of them have a direct sustainability component: Denison Sustainable Farm Orientation, Denison Outdoor Orientation, and Denison Service Learning Orientation.

Through our Sustainability Fellows program, First-Year students are exposed to sustainability from the first day of move-in. The Fellows present in the first residence hall meetings and Resident Assistants/Head Residents also share sustainability-related information during orientation.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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