Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Chapman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities & Engineering
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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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

Percentage of all 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 of NSCC’s 13 campuses have a sustainability committee. Volunteers from the committee set up a booth in a common area during the 2 days of student orientation. The booth has a poster with information on sustainability at NSCC and volunteers talks to students about what sustainability is and what it means to NSCC. This is also used as an opportunity to advertise our sustainability assessment survey to students. Sustainability themed prizes are given to students for participating in the survey and for taking the time to stop and talk to volunteers about sustainability. This is a great way to educate students about sustainability and what they can do to get involved.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The uploaded PDF is an example of the student orientation materials and activities we did.
Page 1 is the centre panel of our poster boards we set up in common areas at every campus.
Page 2 and 3 are examples of the left and right panels of the above mentioned posters.
Pages 4 and 5 is the information sheet we distributed to all of our staff volunteers at every campus of FAQs that students may ask them during orientation.
Pages 6,7, and 8 are photos of our staff volunteers interacting with students and discussing sustainability with them on orientation day at our Ivany campus.

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