Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

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

As part of the opening session of New Student Orientation, sustainability as a core campus value is addressed to all new students. RAs incorporate sustainability information (primarily focusing on recycling/waste reduction) into presentations made to all new and returning residents in the residence halls. The civic engagement component of New Student Orientation provides students with opportunities to become engaged in sustainability-related issues--from work in Lithia Park to the campus garden, from trail maintenance to watershed issues (these have all been options during one or more of the last four years). Meals at New Student Orientation feature bioware and highlight local and organic farms/providers.

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

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