Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.25
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date March 22, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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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:

Springboard to Success is a mandatory pre-entry advisement and course registration program for freshman (and family members) that will jump-start your university experience. This program includes academic advisement and course registration, but also assists students in learning about the resources for success at SIUE. The office of Sustainability presents a power point presentation with conversation to all incoming freshmen. We also distribute reusable water bottles with our website address and tips on being Eco-conscious on campus.


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:

Springboard to Success is a mandatory pre-entry advisement and course registration program for freshman (and family members) that will jump-start your university experience. This program includes academic advisement and course registration, but also assists students in learning about the resources for success at SIUE. The office of Sustainability presents a power point presentation with conversation to all incoming freshmen. We also distribute reusable water bottles with our website address and tips on being Eco-conscious on campus.


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?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the activities:

Earth Week events
Campus Sustainability Day
Sustainability Chats
Take Back the Tap Program
Bikeshare program
Open invitation to SAG


Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:
No

Provide a brief description of the efforts:
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Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

The Student Organization for Sustainability takes an active part of many of the activities talking about Sustainability on campus, the student groups activities etc.


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