Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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Princeton University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shana Weber
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The principles of sustainability have been integrated into the University’s Outdoor Action (OA) undergraduate orientation program. In 2014, OA, the largest outdoor orientation program in the United States by participant days, enrolled 712 freshmen (55 percent of the class of 2017) from 39 countries. The program helps to build environmental consciousness among all participants.

Additionally, since 2009, the Office of Sustainability has provided all incoming freshmen and graduate students “Sustainability Survival Kits” during Move In. In 2013, the kit included a reusable Princeton “Drink Local” water bottle, a reusable spork, and information about sustainability-focused student groups on campus led by the GreenLeaders,.

Lastly, the Office of Sustainability also runs a table at the Graduate School Information Session for incoming students. Featured are materials focused on ways for graduate students to get involved in sustainability on campus and resources to live more sustainably in graduate housing.

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

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