Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Oct. 20, 2014
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Pennsylvania State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rob Andrejewski
Associate Director of Engagement
Sustainability Institute
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The percentage of 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:

This year Penn State's New Student Orientation (NSO) switched from one day to two, allowing for more inclusion of activities. The Sustainability Institute will be at the Resource Fair from 12:30-2:30 p.m. for all 39 days of NSO. We have the opportunity to engage approximately 10,000 incoming and transfer students and their parents at these events. Our table contains information on what sustainability is, how to get involved, learning opportunities, leadership opportunities, and green dorm room supplies. The table is interactive with games and a "sledgehammer" energy bike.

The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:

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