Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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Simon Fraser University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Erica Lay
Sustainability Planning and Development Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

Orientation at SFU consists of several parts:
-SFU 101, a free online course designed to prepare students for their first term and set them up for success.
-Blueprints, an in-person, faculty or program specific group advising session.
-Welcome Day, A one day fun-filled, informative and inspiring event designed to help students start classes with confidence, meet other students in their faculty, listen to inspiring speakers, find their way around campus and connect with current students.
-BIG Fair, which includes the Student Prep Zone, a Graduate School Fair and the Volunteer and Community Engagement Fair.

Sustainability features in the two most prominent of these components of Orientation, the Welcome Day tour and the BIG fair:
-Sustainability is one of the few feature 'stops' in the new student orientation tour. Students pass by four-stream waste bins and sustainability office staff give them a quick tour of how to use the bins, why zero-waste an important part of SFU's campus culture, what the SFU sustainability Office does, and where to get more information on sustainability at SFU.
-Sustainability has been integrated into both the BIG fair and the Spring-semester equivalent, the little BIG fair through the Volunteer and Community Engagement Fair attendees, which regularly includes organizations working on sustainability.

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

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