Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.12
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Knox College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

Sustainability touches new students multiple times during New Student Orientation (NSO). 1) during the informational table fair during move in, sustainability has a table that provides information about sustainability resources and initiatives important to new students, 2) sustainability is one of the NSO "Blaze your Trail" workshops that new students are invited to attend that introduce students to initiatives and co-curricular opportunities on campus. The 60-minute sessions introduces students to multiple opportunities to get involved with the Sustainability Office and provides a forum to ask questions about on-campus resources, and 3) the "Engage and Explore" event geared to new students includes tours and service activities off campus to introduce new students to the history, neighbors, and social and environmental issues around campus. An annual tour of local farms provides an introduction to local food systems and places students can volunteer or get involved in local farms.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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