Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
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 Yes

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :
The Office of Sustainability tables at various orientation events all focusing on welcoming new RAs, undergraduate students, graduate students, international students, and families of students.

Sustainability concepts are also incorporated through an alternative transportation overview. The following information is provided to all students, incorporating all three tiers of sustainability:
Active Transportation, including bikes
-How to register your bike and why it is important
-Maps of bike paths on campus, brief description of how to navigate roads as a cyclist
-Where to find bike racks and how to properly lock your bicycle
Commuting options
-Description of airport shuttle and Chicago-land shuttle. Students are told that it's a good option to avoid bringing a car to campus.
-ZipCar: Students can avoid brining a car to campus and reserve a ZipCar only when they need it. Students are briefly presented research that shows that people drive less when they don't have a car readily available.
Zimride: Students are taught how and why they should use this cloud based software to carpool on trips home, weekend excursions, and vacations in order to avoid green house gas emissions as well as airborne pollutants, save money, and reducing fuel consumption.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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