Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephanie Keiner
Director, Student Orientation
Student Orientation
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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:

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

The IUPUI Office of Student Orientation oversees orientation services for all new IUPUI students. The OTEAM (an undergraduate student leadership group dedicated to engaging new students and families as they attend orientation and begin classes at IUPUI) is trained by the Office of Sustainability on all university sustainability initiatives and programs, so that they can communicate them to all incoming students as they go through orientation. The OTEAM will tour the campus gardens, detail recycling efforts, outline sustainable modes of transportation, advise new students on financial wellness, and more. The practice of sustainability is also demonstrated to new students by handing out minimal paper and using only reusable or recyclable materials during orientation. Additionally, all students going through orientation are provided with branded water tumblers and reusable straws, initiating them early on in the university's culture of environmental responsibility.

At the beginning of each academic year, IUPUI hosts an Involvement Expo, which is a campus-wide event showcasing programming on campus. IUPUI Sustainability, Campus Kitchen at IUPUI, Energy Club, Student Sustainability Council, IUPUI Cycling Club, and other sustainability-focused organizations are present yearly.

Transfer Central helps transfer students make a successful transition to IUPUI. Led by the Office of Transfer Student Services, Transfer Central connects prospective and admitted transfer students with the IUPUI offices that serve transfer students. Orientation Services for Transfer Students is designed to meet the unique needs of transfer students. The transition orientation program includes a campus resource fair, a presentation from their academic unit, and sessions on topics such as information technology resources and health and wellness support. A big focus of transfer orientation is on Enhancing their social integration through: Helping students develop a Jaguar identity and explore school opportunities; Providing information about experiences beyond the academic curriculum; Aiding in the development of peer and faculty connections://transfer.iupui.edu/orientation/index.html

Graduate student orientation is typically handled by each individual program. However, there are common orientation resources provided to all graduate students that include sustainability components/programming they may take advantage of: https://graduate.iupui.edu/support/orientation.html

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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Due to COVID-19 many of the orientation services have been transitioned to online resources to welcome all new Fall 2020 students to IUPUI, but still provide the same relevant information to welcome all students to IUPUI.

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