Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.98
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jane Camarillo
Vice Provost for Student Life
Student Life
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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:

Saint Marys orientation for new or transferring students includes both explicit and implicit sustainability awareness programs. Tangible awareness programs include:

Handing out of branded water bottles to all new students to encourage use of refillable water vs. bottled water. Water coolers are provided in lieu of bottled water at key stations.

Printed materials in general have been reduced to minimize paper usage and include discussion of sustainability practices and living while on campus.

Social sustainability is evidenced through a required Day of Service as part of the Campus Weekend of Welcome.

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

Because SMC does not do a consolidated orientation for graduate students, ratios and percentages are for undergraduate students only.

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