Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.05
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date March 23, 2023

STARS v2.2

Purdue University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 2.00 Tony Gillund
Director of Sustainability
Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability
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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 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 :

Purdue University recently completed an extensive update to student orientation programming. New students going through Orientation Programs experiences will be welcomed through “All Aboard Purdue,” a four-step process to start their journey as Boilermakers. These changes aim to simplify program names, descriptions, and messages to help students, their families, and campus partners better navigate Purdue's orientation processes and milestones.


Step 1: Purdue 101

This self-led virtual module guides students through campus resources and provides information on Purdue's course planning and advising processes.


Step 2: Purdue Advising

Once Step 1 is complete, students will receive an email from an academic advisor about scheduling their first advising appointment. Students fill out their course request form after they meet with an advisor.


Step 3: Purdue 102  

This self-led virtual module focuses on resources related to students' transition to campus and adjusting to college life. This module includes a section to introduce incoming students to the Purdue Sustainability office and its primary function, several ways for students to become engaged in campus sustainability efforts, and key social media, website, and contact information for the students to explore. 


Step 4: Purdue Welcome

Optional welcome programs include Boiler Gold Rush, Boiler Gold Rush International (fall beginners), and Boiler Cold Rush (spring beginners). Students may alternatively participate in Bands, PMO, or Athletics summer programs.

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

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