Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Angus
Specialist, New Student Transition & First Year Success
Student Advisement
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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:

First year international students for all four campuses are given an orientation package which includes a USB and a reusable Sheridan bag. The USB contains the PowerPoint presentation shown to the students, guide book, and videos. Domestic students are given an orientation package which includes only an FAQ sheet and map of the campus. All students will also be provided information on Sheridan’s Mission Zero initiatives, how to properly dispose of wastes, and volunteering with the Office for Sustainability via the PowerPoint presentation and FAQ sheet.

Students have an opportunity to learn more about clubs, organizations, services, and volunteer opportunities during the lunch event on Orientation Day. Students get to talk to representatives and gain information on being active. Smart Commute has been a long-time partner of Sheridan College and has attended the lunch event to inform students about carpooling. This year the Office for Sustainability and Smart Commute will work together to encourage students to make sustainable choices and provide ways of how they can get involved.

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

The residence handbook (available here: http://www.sheridanresidence.ca/sheridan_trafalgar/) contains information about proper waste sorting, waste reduction, and energy efficiency/conservation.

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