Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
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):

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

LUC includes sustainability prominently in new student orientation through, both, an extensive sustainability incorporation in orientation leader staff training and through the new student orientation programs.

Prior to orientation, leaders are taken to Loyola's Retreat & Ecology campus to participate in a wetland restoration project, where they are also briefed on the research of faculty members working on related projects. The Office of Sustainability also provides a session where they inform the leaders of all the sustainable initiatives the campus is participating in.

During orientation, each student is given a water bottle with a message on it explaining the amount of plastic/money that can be saved by refilling it. Students are also given a "Traditions Tour" where they are shown refilling stations and other areas in which they can make more environmentally friendly choices. In lieu of paper handouts, students are made aware that all information can be accessed electronically to be considerate of paper use.

There are other ways that sustainability is integrated including programs, materials and information.

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