Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marissa Petralia
Student Sustainability Tracking Assistant
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 Yes

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):
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

Prior to orientation, the 46 orientation leaders are taught about the green initiatives that that dining service (Sodexo) has implemented in the cafeterias (ex: tray-less dining, compostable plasticware, food product disposal station). These orientation leaders then relay this information to the new students as they are eating in the dinning hall for the first time. The main exposure to sustainability on campus that the students have is this experience, and the exposure to various recycling and xeriscaping present throughout campus where they attend different sessions.

All new students in residence life are exposed via programing to sustainability initiatives including recycling, water conservation, and energy conservation. This is through signage, emails, contests, and PR campaigns. Also, campus tour guides talk about campus leed buildings on tours with new students. Then in orientation, orientation leaders inform students about sustainable features on campus.

Sustainability is also included in club fairs where the campus Office of Sustainability and clubs present information on campus programs and opportunities

LMU also has a program called the Green LION. The program introduces new students to the concept of sustainable living as a means to improve our society. The program talks about what it means to be sustainable and what actions students can take to be in line with that concept on campus.

Resident life has created a living the green life program with a webinar and interactive website for all residence life students to learn about sustainability. Also provides info on compost pilot program, recycling, energy conservation, tips/tricks, etc etc.

Sustainability program has presence at incoming student involvement fairs and move in move out activities. orientation also provides info on compost pilot program, recycling, energy conservation, tips/tricks, etc etc.


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