Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lisa Desprez
Administrative Assistant
IPF Strategic Initiatives
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The percentage of 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:
Each year MSU Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) Sustainability and MSU Sustainability include new student orientation programs in their internal programming strategy. Participation in new student orientation programs and fall welcome events initiates student's familiarity with university sustainability goals and initiatives. We ask students to take the BeSpartanGreen Student Pledge (http://bespartangreen.msu.edu/students-pledge.php), sign up for our monthly newsletter (http://bespartangreen.msu.edu/get-connected.php), and also to sign up to volunteer for food waste audits (http://eatatstate.com/sustainability/foodwaste/cleanplates). The office provides information on university initiatives and sustainable items at orientation fairs and events for both broad and targeted audiences including: Graduate Student Orientation Resource Fair, International Student Resource Fair, Sparticipation, and the four neighborhood resource fairs. These efforts reach approximately 11,000 new students each year. Each orientation event is organized by a different department, so there are multiple websites for the welcome events.

The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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