Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nicole Burke
Associate Director
Office of the First Year Experience
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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 Yes

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 :

All entering students (including transfer students) have the option of attending a faculty lecture during Orientation that addressed the issue of sustainability in the business field. We also offer a 3-day pre-orientation program for undergraduates (incoming students and transfer students) focused on sustainability called SustainabLEHIGH. New undergraduate students and transfer students also have the opportunity to eat at the First Year Student Orientation picnic, which has sustainability information, recycling, and composting. There were information sessions and resource tables with sustainability information on the Monday and Thursday of Orientation for undergraduate students and transfer students. The Office of First-Year Experience posted information about the Office of Sustainability on the Guidebook App, an app that hosts the Orientation schedule open to all students to download on a smart phone. Additionally, for graduate students, there was a graduate student resource fair and game night that the Office of Sustainability participated in. Through this event, the graduate students were able to gain knowledge about the Office of Sustainability and Sustainability at Lehigh in general. The Office of Sustainability also shared electronically a sustainability one pager as well as environmental living tips with all graduate students during orientation.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Attached is an example of an e-flyer one-pager that we use during student orientation. This is handed out to all orientation leaders to share with their groups of incoming first year students.

Fall 2019 student orientation was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

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