Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.01
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

Southern Oregon University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rebecca Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Management, Sustainability and Planning
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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 Yes

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:

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

SOU's New Student Orientation conducted their Raider Ready and Week of Welcome on the Socio online platform. This eliminated paper schedules, reduced carbon footprint with remote & hybrid options, scavenger hunts were digital and reduced the amount of signage printed and used.

Additional ways that sustainability was included in new student orientation included:
- Incorporating a local Farmer's Market tour during the week of welcome
- Raider Ambassadors highlight SOU's sustainability efforts during tours such as pointing out pollinator zones, The Farm, etc
- Accessible recycling bins (for bottles and larger cardboard) throughout Raider Village during Move-In, encouraging the use of water refill stations rather than single-use plastic water bottles
- The Hawk dining commons has a great display of how to sort your recycling & trash and displaying where the food is from.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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