|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 12, 2013|
Pacific Lutheran University
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:
A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:
The Sustainability Office is represented in Orientation by giving a direct talk about environmental sustainability, but also in several other areas. Social sustainability and wellness are a topic covered with all first year students during their orientation. Speakers are brought in to talk about sexual health, alcohol/drug use, and healthy relationships.
Economic sustainability was mostly highlighted to parents, but was also presented to students by the financial aid office, and by individual appointments with the financial aid office.
The biggest push for environmental sustainability is in the zero-waste picnic to which all first year students and their families are invited. Everything is 100% recyclable or compostable, and Sustainability Office staff members are on site to talk about how to recycle and compost.
The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:
The section of Student Involvement includes information about the New Student Orientation picnic.
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