Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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 :

Saint Mary's College orientation for new or transferring students includes both explicit and implicit sustainability awareness programs. Tangible awareness programs include:

1. Waste diversion education at the bins in the dining hall and during move-in day.

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

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

4. Every first year receives a water bottle to use during Weekend of Welcome (instead of paper cups to drink water) as well as a reusable to-go container they can use in our dining hall, and our food service provider will take their dirty container and swap it out with a clean one ($4 for replacement container)

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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

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