Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.33
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for 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 :

NSO is optional at JCCC, but all students are provided the opportunity to participate in either an online or face-to-face orientation and campus tour.

Students who choose to participate in the face-to-face orientation learn about JCCC's commitment to sustainability in three portions of the orientation process: during the presentations from clubs and organizations, staff describe the Student Sustainability Committee; during presentations on available scholarship dollars, our recycling-revenue-to-scholarships model is described; and during the campus tour, peer tour leaders (admissions ambassadors) describe sustainability-related features of campus, including student sculptures from recycled materials and sustainability and the built environment.

Students who choose to participate in the online orientation have the opportunity to learn about student leadership for sustainability, the recycling revenue to tuition dollars program, academic programs - i.e. the sustainable agriculture certificate - related to sustainability, and our institutional commitments to renewable energy.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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