Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.98 / 2.00 Rebecca Evans
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Energy Management and 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 No

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

The Office of Energy Management & Sustainability (OEMS), in partnership with the Office of New Student & Transition Programs, incorporates sustainability throughout the orientation program. OEMS gives a brief introduction to sustainability on campus, including sustainability “challenges” (limit shower length, use a reusable water bottle, etc.), to all incoming students and their parents. Informational bulletin boards are located throughout residence halls and posters are located in every campus restroom with information about personal behavior change. Brochures, postcards, and other materials are also provided during the Orientation Fair, which features tabling by many offices on campus. Prior to orientation, OEMS also meets with Orientation Leaders (student orientation advisors) to educate them about sustainability on campus.

Incoming students are also offered the opportunity to participate in the GREEN Tour (Gardening, Recycling, Eating, Enjoying Nature), where they can learn about sustainability and connect with other students and the Ithaca community by exploring local food systems and outdoor activities. The group travels by city bus to experience the diversity of food production systems in use on a variety of farms around Cayuga Lake. A hike in the Taughannock Falls gorge and dinner at Stewart Park are also trip highlights. GREEN Tour Guides help ne students learn about being part of a connected community and understand the impact they have on a local, regional, and global scale.

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