Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Amanda Whittingham
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and 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 (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):

"At Fanshawe College, orientation is done a little differently. The student union has a number of events throughout the first week. Each new students gets a package from the fanshawe Student Union that contains a travel mug and reusable water bottle, with information on why it's important to use them, and where bottle fill stations are on cmapus. Also, those students who purchace a Rez Kit (residence package) will receive a reusable water bottle in that package as well. For all events, the sustainability coordinator is invited to attend to promote sustainability at the college. This is typically done with an information booth, explaining all of the interesting facts about the college, what sustainabilty initiatives were taken during orientation, and why they are important.

For academic orientation, there is not one large event that all students go to. Instead, each program has their own orientation. Because of this, we are unable to attend all orientations, however, the Sustainability Coordinator has been invited to Fall and Winter orientation sessions to give a talk on sustainability at the College and as many as possible are fit in. During the first month of each semester, a presentation is given to new students in their classes, discussing sustainability at the college and how they can get involved and make a difference. "

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