Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

Sustainable Selkirk has tables at student orientation events in September and January. These tables promote sustainability initiatives on campus and act as a great way to start the conversation with students on topics of sustainability. Materials available include recycling and composting guidelines, facts on campus tap water, pamphlets on our Fair Trade Campus designation, sign up sheets for the Environment Club, and tips on how to conserve energy. There are chances to win prizes (reusable water bottles and coffee mugs, shopping bags, fair trade chocolate).
At the 2017 orientations, bottled water was eliminated, which had been previously included and offered with the BBQ lunch. Information on this change was advertised, and students were directed to one of the water bottle fill water fountains.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Transfer students have the opportunity to participate in orientation in September and/or January.

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