Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices


Institution covers sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff. The topics covered include multiple dimensions of sustainability (i.e. social, environmental and economic).


This credit applies to all institutions.


Institutions earn the maximum of 1 point available for this credit when sustainability topics are covered in orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that are made available to all new employees. Incremental points are available based on the percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics. For example, an institution that offers outreach materials that meet the criteria to 50 percent of its new employees would earn 0.5 points (half of the points available for this credit).

Points for this credit are calculated automatically in the STARS Reporting Tool as follows:



Percentage of new employees offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability (0-100)


Points earned





Up to 1



Institutions may choose to report activities from the most recent 1, 2 or 3 years prior to the anticipated date of submission.

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.