|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2019|
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
EN-2: Student Orientation
|2.00 / 2.00||
Director Student Involvement & Leadership
Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability? :
|Yes or No|
|Entering graduate students||Yes|
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):
A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):
1) At Orientation Check-In, all new students are given a worksheet on sustainability and sustainability efforts at ESF. The Sustainability Coordinator at ESF also speaks to all new students during an Orientation session. The sustainability efforts covered in orientation are presented in the context of social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainability, as well as relevant curriculum, research, and extra curricular programs related to sustainability that students can participate in while attending ESF.
2) Students are also given a free, collapsible plate to use at all events at ESF to be waste free, sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Association (the student government); thus, the concept of bringing your mug, cups, utensils, etc. is instilled right away at ESF.
3) During Orientation, all new students are required to participate in the "Saturday of Service," and faculty and staff are invited to attend as well. Throughout the day, participants hear from a speaker on sustainability, perform outdoor cleanup, move invasive species at parks around Syracuse, etc.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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