Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Riley Godshall
Campus Life Fellow
Campus Life
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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 :

Lafayette strives to incorporate sustainability into the Orientation Program. In 2018 before Orientation began, all Orientation Leaders went through a sustainability training which teaches them important aspects of creating a sustainable planet, which includes important terminology in understanding the anthropogenic causes to global warming. They also visited the community garden, LaFarm, to promote engagement with their first-year students. First year students participated in several activities as part of the ongoing orientation activities. The program included a "zero waste" Family picnic, providing food from LaFarm, to help students understand the Food Loop that they are part of. LaFill will be a waste collection activity that will educate first year students (who live together in dorms) about their waste creation relative to other dorms. There is also Green Move -In which helps incoming students dispose of their moving material in a sustainable fashion, such as their cardboard or styrofoam items. Students were also given reusable water bottles to promote ongoing sustainability efforts around campus. These activities are supported by the first year experience staff and student mentors.

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