Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 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 :

All first-year and transfer students are required to attend Bobcat Student Orientation. Beginning in summer 2012, the Office of Sustainability has educated new students and parents at the Orientation Resource Fair about sustainability in campus living and in academic programs at the University. Sustainability has been incorporated into both graduate and undergraduate orientations in various other ways each summer, for example, the Orientation app highlights sustainability in multiple locations as an institutional value and priority; Sustainability "fun facts" are usually displayed on screen before and/or after main speakers; orientation tour guides have been train on and have used scripts about sustainability and sustainable aspects of campus. In addition, the OHIO Guide, which is provided to all incoming students, has a section allocated to Sustainability (see link below, Chapter 13, page 126).

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information was provided by Vincent Prior on 5/26/2020, and edited by Elaine Goetz to reflect his suggestions on 5/29/20.

Entering graduate students data confirmd by Maggie DeLong, Student Services Administrator - International Admissions - Graduate College, on 5/29/2020.

Entered by Sydney Hutchinson.

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