Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Joanne Wong
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Mills College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nicole Gaetjens
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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):

During the Orientation activity fair, there are a variety of tables that address different components of sustainability. The Sustainability Center has a table and checks in with each student regarding different programs on campus, including waste reduction and energy conservation opportunities. Reusable giveaways are incorporated into tabling. Student Orientation Leaders also host a table that distributes universal bus passes and gives information about public transit. All students participate in zero-waste meals during orientation.

The Sustainability Coordinator and Farm Manager also host a presentation, followed by Q&A, for sustainability resources on and off campus.

New spring semester students are provided with a screening of a welcome video that includes the Sustainability Coordinator's introduction and overview of Mills sustainability resources.

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