Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:

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

All new faculty members at SOU take part in two orientation ceremonies--MyOregon, a two day workshop; and an orientation day. During the MyOregon workshop, faculty are introduced to the region. The workshop includes a discussion on "Partnerships for Education and the Environment" and "Sustainable Agriculture and Agritourism." These sessions introduce new faculty to the idea of sustainability and how to bring it into their classrooms.

New employees and existing employees needing a refresher course attend an orientation where they learn about campus departments, procedures and operations. During this orientation, the Sustainability & Recycling Office hosts a brief presentation on campus recycling and sustainability efforts. In this presentation, attendees learn about current programs, services offered, resources available to them, and how to utilize those services.

The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.