Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.66 / 2.00 Emily Krechel
Director
New Student and Transitions Programs
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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 No

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):
83

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

Fall 2017 Undergraduate Students:
Elon hosts admitted students’ days each March and April, bringing high school seniors who have been admitted to Elon on campus. Students participate in a variety of activities to acclimate themselves to campus, including an Information Fair where
the Office of Sustainability is present to discuss sustainable transportation options.
All new students (first-year and transfer) receive information about Elon's car share program, select sustainability initiatives, packing tips and Elon's sustainability pledge.
In addition, the Office of Sustainability provides a session on sustainability to all Orientation Head Staff. The Head Staff then share this information with all Orientation Leaders, who in turn share it with new students (first-year and transfer) in their small group sessions with them during Orientation weekend. The two picnics held during Orientation weekend are no-landfill events with compostable or recyclable products provided. Students and families are responsible for appropriately sorting their items into the provided bins, which are monitored by student volunteers. Inclusivity is a broad theme during Orientation, and new students (first-year and transfer) participate in a session called Living the Maroon Life on identity, diversity and social responsibility.


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