Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.78
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Heather Spalding
Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator
PSU
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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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :

Sustainability table is present at all student orientation sessions, and the SSC program brochure is also included at the Student Activities and Leadership Programs table. The video shown to all incoming students includes information about transportation options, connecting with Portland and PSU's commitment to diversity. We also host a variety of sustainability events during New Student Week (Viking Days).

During New Student Week (Viking Days), the Student Sustainability Center, Campus Sustainability Office and other campus organizations host a variety of sustainability events. In fall 2018, these events included:

- Student Sustainability Center Open House
- Campus Sustainability Tour
- Day of Service event in partnership with Student Community Engagement Center
- Farmers Market Tour
- Reuse Pop Up

Other orientations initiatives:
- Sustainability information provided in all resident move-in packets
- Sustainability information included in all campus tours
- Sustainability resources and information included in student planner

Each September, sustainability programs host tables at PSU's annual Party in the Park. This event is held during new student week and exposes incoming students to student groups and departments. This event is generally very effective for our programs.

We also provide composting at this event through PSU Recycles! The green bins make a great statement and expose new and returning students to our composting options.


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