Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.57
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.90 / 2.00 Sherri Mason
Director of Sustainability
School of Science
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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:
95

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :
Sustainable Behrend tables at all New Student Orientation events throughout the summer (n=10) and prior to the Spring semester (n=1). During these events both the director of sustainability and student sustainability ambassadors speak with new and transfer students about what sustainability is, courses focused on the topic of sustainability, opportunities for students to get involved, and various sustainability efforts on the Behrend campus. Additionally, prior to the first-day of classes, each semester begins with a "Start with Service" which include clean-up events (at Wintergreen Gorge and other community sites) and other sustainability activities (building bird houses, bee hives, etc.).

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