Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.55
Liaison Michelle Larkins
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Pacific University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Michelle Larkins
Director of the CSS
Center for a Sustainable Society
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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 No

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):
50

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

Pacific includes several sustainability-related events in its New Student Orientation, including handing out information on the Center for a Sustainable Society, Real World sustainability themed skits, and a scavenger hunt.

Each new student and transfer student gets a brochure describing the Center for a Sustainable Society. Information is provided on what sustainability is, how they can get involved with sustainability on campus, and contact information for the Center for a Sustainable Society Director.

"Real World" is a program comprised of several skits about what to expect in college and the real world, and how to make the best transition possible. One of the skits this year, called "Mother Nature, Earth," is specifically about taking care of the community and the environment, encouraging efforts to be sustainable.

The scavenger hunt is an event in which students are led around residence halls and asked to find all the things within the hall that are not sustainable (i.e., lights and TV turned left on).

This year, we had 2-3 passive education campaigns in the residence hall around sustainability topics. It was about how to recycle properly. We also had some features about sustainability in our residential newsletter, such as a sustainability quiz from which students could win a prize.


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