Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.51
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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Northern Michigan University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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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):

NMU's incoming student orientation included an entire segment discussing sustainability in NMU dining. This discussion included highlighting the environmentally-friendly aspects of NMU's dining operations, and how the community is involved in the sustainability-related practices through local food sourcing of various food inputs from local businesses. Additionally, an orientation quiz was presented to student which included questions around sustainability in terms of the local sourcing of food. Additionally, incoming students are provided the opportunity to attend one of NMU's green building tours. Orientation is required for first-year and transfer students, but is also made available to re-entry, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and all other students as well if they so choose.

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