Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.06
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
100

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

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 workshops, "Blazing a Trail Together", that new students attend. This session provides an introduction to choices they are now responsible for making living on their own and within this new community. The Sustainability Office provides examples of situations they may encounter and suggests the sustainable options, and 3) the "Engage and Explore" event within the first weeks of the academic year includes tours and service activities off campus to introduce new students to the history, neighbors, and social and environmental issues around campus. The campus farm and bike shop, two sustainability programs, are two of the service opportunities included in this event.


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