Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Ilda Hershey
Submission Date May 15, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Oklahoma State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ilda Hershey
Sustainability Coordinator
OSU Physical Plant
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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):

OSU's Welcome Week, during new student orientation, features two sustainability programs, "Going Green for a Brighter Orange" and "Sustainability Campus Tour." In the Going Green workshop, students learn what OSU is doing to be more sustainable and what they can do while here on campus and beyond to conserve resources and energy and make green habits every day. The tour focuses on showing students the sustainability initiatives incorporated on campus and how they can apply to develop and fund additional initiatives Sustainability Office interns also interact with incoming freshmen and new transfer students during Camp Cowboy (8 summer weekend camps) and Residential Leadership College (at their welcome conference). Focus is on an introduction of the 3 pillars of sustainability, existing OSU sustainability initiatives, sustainable living, and how students can get involved. Move-in Recycling offers the Sustainability office and volunteers several days to set the tone for new and returning residents to conserve both resources and energy.

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