Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelly Alvarado
Manager, First Year Experience Programs
Division of Student Development
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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 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 :

New Student Orientation provides an opportunity for incoming students to experience our commitment to sustainability. At check-in, students typically receive a water bottle to use throughout the weekend and beyond. The connection to the use of the water bottle and our sustainability efforts is made during opening activities when the Gonzaga Student Body Association President explains the water bottle represents our commitment to sustainability as a plastic bottle free campus and calls all new students to action by using the bottle throughout the weekend.

Other sustainability features, such as the Spokane Transit UTAP bus pass program, and ZagDining composting and local food practices, are discussed at orientation, and are pervasive in that sustainability is part of what we seek to practice at Gonzaga.

New Student Orientation at the School of Law, in addition to all of the above, also provides the opportunity for students to participate in a community service event that focuses on cleaning up trash along the Spokane River; in coordination with Spokane Riverkeeper.

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