Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.41
Liaison Kristin Larson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 Travis Freeman
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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 (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

Sustainability is a core value at SDSU and we seek to communicate this value to new students from their first day on campus. We demonstrate our commitment to building a more sustainable world at orientations through educational outreach programs, by highlighting resources for students, and by setting an example at events through sustainable campus practices. SDSU offers a series of orientations for new student and parents throughout the summer, which culminate with an All-University Convocation and Welcome Week in the fall.

SDSU Sustainability conducted a low waste orientation for the incoming freshman of fall 2017. Interns and volunteer students had a booth where we had information about waste minimisation and sustainable practices. The booth also included a recycling game that teaches parents and students alike on how to sort their landfill, recycling, and compost. Students stood at waste areas where they would teach students on how to properly dispose of their waste integrating sustainability into our campus culture from day one.

Sustainable practices prominently featured at orientation include: offering materials on-line to reduce printing; food service; and promotion of alternative transportation options; programs that support diversity, student achievement, and community engagement; health and wellness resources for students; and the Aztec Shops Book Store textbook rental program.

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