Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

Colleen McCormick, Director of Sustainability, met with Andrea Engler who is the Executive Director of Student Transitions and Mentor Initiatives in University College Orientation Services. Colleen provided her with powerpoint slides that rotated as people convened in the auditorium prior to the tour. She also provided the “OTeam” (Orientation Team) leaders with a presentation of campus sustainability initiatives and tour talking points (attached below). The leaders incorporated this information into the tours provided.

IUPUI’s 2012 Green Generation Fair, held on August 23rd, gave patrons of all sorts a chance to interact with green experts from both IUPUI and local organizations. Now in its third year, this Weeks of Welcome event cosponsored by the IUPUI Office of Sustainability and the Student Sustainability Council is intended to engage new and returning IUPUI students in exploring the impact of sustainability efforts across campus while also piquing their interest in sustainability studies and careers. Green representatives featured at the recent fair included SustainIndy, IndyGo, the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Developing IUPUI Gardens Sustainably, and the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy—just to name a few.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:

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