Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.77
Liaison Josh Lasky
Submission Date April 4, 2023

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 2.00 Charlotte McLoud
Director, Orientation, Class Year & Families Programs
Office of Student Life | Division for Student Affairs
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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 :
GW's New Student Orientation program is offered to incoming students and their families the week prior to classes starting in August. In 2022, the first-year & tranfer program took place from August 22-28. GW serves roughly 7,000 guests over the course of the week's festivities. Sustainability is featured in Orientation in a variety of different ways. Meals and activities during this week highlighted sustainability education, including educating new students and their guests about how to properly dispose of food and materials for compost and recycling. We provide information to each student in their residence hall room about recycling, water, and electricity use. The Office of Sustainablity also participated in various educational sessions including conference day sessions and resource fair tabling. Lastly, in 2022, the student's gift at Orientation was a water bottle from Didomi, which partnered with the university to ensure all students, faculty, and staff received a bottle as part of the university's Past Plastic campaign.

The Office of Sustainability has participated in a limited number of graduate program orientations for incoming students; including but not limited to graduate student orientations for: Milken School of Public Health, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Political Management.

Sustainability orientation activities have included presentations, panel discussions, and an information table/booth. Each graduate school owns and develops its own orientation activities.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
New Student Orientation is a program housed within the Division of Student Affairs and is part of the Student Life Team.

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