|Submission Date||Jan. 26, 2015|
EN-2: Student Orientation
Shi Center for Sustainability
The percentage of 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:
Sustainability was one of three elective sessions students could choose to learn more about a specific area of university life. The session was approximately one hour in length, with students walking across campus while staff pointed out key features of sustainability-related landscaping, facilities, and programming. Staff also covered the history of sustainability commitments and reporting at Furman and the holistic, interdisciplinary nature of the topic. Students toured the university farm and LEED-certified cottage housing the Shi Center for Sustainability. There Shi Center fellows shared poster presentations on wide-ranging aspects related to their own research, ranging from local bike and hiking trails to green dorm cleaning products to campus groups and study abroad programs focusing on global social justice, to local environmental policy issues.
The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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