Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Rodgers
Graduate Assistant
Sustainable Community Development Initiative
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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:

Students are informed of the GVSU sustainability culture in Student Housing orientation and in the Student Life Do Something Guide. At orientation, students are provided a sustainable lunch where students are oriented to recycling, composting, etc. At Campus Life Night, students are introduced to the many student organizations including the Student Environmental Coalition and Student Sustainability Partnership. The Transitions program helps students meet new people, get acclimated to campus, and prepare for a successful university experience. All new students are expected to participate in Transitions. Sustainability is one of the topics covered. In addition, all students receive a student sustainability guide/handbook regarding the basic understanding of sustainability.

The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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