Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Ken Lindeman
Professor, Sustainability Studies
Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
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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 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 :

Each first-year student or transfer with less than 30 credits must attend an orientation class about their current major as part of Freshman Experience. For most of the last three years, one of these classes, known as the Academic program meeting, is about the Sustainability degree. It focuses on showing the students Sustainability practices and opportunities at the university and provides some useful links and resources to the students about current campus efforts. In addition, many incoming students also have received a re-cycled paper or digital a copy of the University Sustainability Guide, which provides background information on the campus sustainability actions and tips to get involved with campus efforts. The guide is also available online at http://www.fit.edu/sustainability/. Finally, during some orientation weeks, all students can participate in planting related activities called Color Wars - Go Green.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data sourced from the Student Orientation Office and the University Experience Office.

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