Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.61
Liaison Alan Brew
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Northland College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

Sustainability is featured in three aspects of new student orientation:
(1) All new students take an Outdoor Orientation trip designed to introduce them to the northwoods environment and to help them form connections with each other. Many of these trips include a component about the trip's carbon footprint, and all of the fall trips include fruits and vegetables grown from the campus garden or from organic local farms. All of the trips educate students of the various aspects of sustainability and seek to increase awareness of being good environmental stewards and of becoming advocates of a strong sense of place and community.

(2) All new students receive an introductory overview to campus sustainability programs led by the campus sustainability coordinator and the campus sustainability work-study students.

(3) All new students take a sustainability literacy survey through the required First Year Experience (FYE) class.

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