Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 79.39
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Yolanda Cieters
Associate Director
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Percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:
Sustainability is included in the new employee orientation programs at SU:

--STAFF: The “new staff cohort” based onboarding program at SU called “Rising Redhawks” includes a half-day New Hire Orientation. The new hire orientation occurs once a month. New faculty members are also welcome to attend these sessions throughout the year. The orientation includes a 20-minute presentation on sustainability at Seattle University given by the sustainability manager. The presentation addresses the ways in which sustainability encompasses social and environmental justice and how it is connected to SU’s Jesuit identity and mission. The presentation highlights Seattle University's sustainability commitments and goals; progress toward the sustainability ad climate action goals; and examples of actions employees can take to help the university obtain greater sustainability. Resources and contact information are provided for guidance and partnerships.

Some examples of sustainability-related materials shared at the new hire orientation:
An introductory video of SU campus sustainability:
An SU Sustainability Infographic is presented and discussed:

--FACULTY: The New Faculty Institute orientation is for all new faculty at SU and includes sessions on how to incorporate our Ignatian values into faculty teaching, including the topics of sustainability and social and racial justice.

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

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