Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Seppala Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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 :

Information regarding the "Green" culture at Hope is given to all incoming students along with a reusable welcome bag. All students that attend new student orientation are given promotional literature and a Sustainable Hope College Cupanion Cup to help develop awareness of the Sustainable Hope website, recycling efforts on campus, reduction of single use items, and composting opportunities. Before coming to campus students are mailed a packet of resources on what to bring to college and our sustainability team included a reference of "green items" to bring (examples listed were ENERGYStar products, bike, helmet, lights, etc...)

Information about the Cupanion Cup project that was launched during the 2019-2020 academic year can be found here: https://anchor.hope.edu/campusandbeyond/how-to-make-sustainable-living-your-cupanion/

For fall 2019 freshmen move-in, we also had a heavy focus on collecting cardboard for recycling. We had two stations near freshmen residential halls that were hosted by student move-in day helpers.

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