|Submission Date||July 29, 2013|
Rochester Institute of Technology
SD-1: New Student Orientation
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:
Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:
There is a table with sustainability and recycling information at the resource fair for new student and their families.
Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
Provide a brief description of the presentations:
RA include information about recycling efforts in floor presentations.
Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:
Provide a brief description of the activities:
DiscoveRIT, a pre-orientation initiative coordinated by New Student Orientation, gives incoming undergraduate students the opportunity to come to campus early and participate in fun, small-group projects and activities. These optional programs are great way to get connected to campus, faculty, staff, and resources. Program options include multiple outdoor adventures, biking, and backpacking excursions. Each include an emphasis on leave no trace principles.
Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:
Provide a brief description of the efforts:
Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:
Provide a brief description:
All incoming students receive a reusable water bottled in their orientation bag. Inside the bag is an insert about campus sustainability.
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