Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.98 / 2.00 Rachael Wein
Assistant Director of Sustainability
CEEDS
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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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
99

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :

As with previous years, CEEDS offered an exciting opportunity open to all students during orientation. In the 2019/2020 orientation CEEDS took 60 students on a excursion to investigate and learn about three different local climate solutions: they visited the decommissioned coal vault at Smith and learned about our transitions to clean, renewable power, then to Smith's field station to see our research and engagement with carbon sequestration and outdoor engagement, and third to a local dairy who is doing innovative methane capture.


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