Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Miami University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Susan Meikle
University News writer and editor
University Communications
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Welcome Week Mobile App with ten sustainability tips covering a variety of topics applicable to campus life - for new incoming Miami students

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Office of New Student Programs worked with Miami’s director of sustainability for the inclusion of “10 Its to Love Red and Live Green” on the Welcome Week mobile app. The app contained ten sustainability tips covering a variety of topics applicable to campus life, from recycling and reusing to joining green student organizations. 

Welcome Week at Miami is 12 days of more than 100 events that help incoming students meet new people, connect with campus resources, learn their way around, prepare for first semester, and have fun while they’re at it.
The inaugural Welcome Week mobile app, launched in August 2015, was installed 5,281 times by students and/or guests. 


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The inaugural Welcome Week mobile app, launched in August 2015, was installed 5,281 times by students and/or guests. 

And the app was downloaded by 2360 of the incoming class of 4000 students

The app connected new students to sustainability at Miami - through how/what/where to recycle on campus, how to get involved in sustainability , how to use the bus system on-campus and for longer trips (eg. from Oxford to Cincinnati) , information about ShareFest at the end of the academic year, and more.

The mobile app also eliminated the need to print thousands of copies of the Welcome Week guide. Usually 8,000 copies of the guide are printed for students.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services Yes
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation Yes
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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