Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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:

Starting in the 2012-2013 academic year, the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability has been given a time slot to speak to all of the incoming freshman about not only the importance of conservation and sustainability on campus, but also ways for engaged students to get involved. Presenters included OESS staff, students, and staff for the dining hall and the farm.
This presentation at orientation continued in 2013-2014. While a presentation did not occur in 2014-2015 due to changes in the overall orientation programming, there are plans to have Sustainability be a key component for a reworked, semester-long orientation process for incoming freshman known as Choices 101.

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

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