Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.71
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 22, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.86 / 2.00 Brian Durick
Director of Student Services
Student Services
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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 No
Entering graduate students No

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):
93

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

100% of new students were led on a Campus Tour which highlighted the compost and recycling bins in the dining hall. Tour guides explained the benefit of diverting waste from landfills. The tour also included instruction on how to navigate the Shuttle Service.
100% of entering undergraduate students received a reusable shopping bag at check-in. Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs) explained the California State Law that charged plastic bags, and SOLs also explained how the reusable bag was more environmentally friendly and contributed to a sustainable culture.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The university does not have transfer students.

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