Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.81
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Slippery Rock University
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Herbert Carlson
Sustainability Officer
Facilities & Planning
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Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:

Curriculum was developed for the FYRST Seminar courses to explain the topics of Energy and Sustainability to incoming freshmen.


Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the presentations:

The Energy Pledge is presented by CA's to their floors to encourage participation and explain how to reduce individual impacts.


Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:
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Provide a brief description of the activities:
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Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the efforts:

Bottled water during move-in was replaced with hydration stations, and new residents are provided a refillable aluminum bottle.


Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:
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