|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2016|
Sterling College (VT)
EN-2: Student Orientation
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Dean of Community
The percentage of 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:
Sterling College orientation includes two parts: a two week intensive class that is required for all new students known as A Sense of Place, and a one week orientation known as Community Week.
A Sense of Place is described below from the school website.
First year students begin their Sterling career with a two-week intensive called A Sense of Place. The course is an introduction to the ecology, society, and culture of northern New England. Classes include botany, human history, land- use practices, and visits to local artists and farms. Students participate in outdoor challenge activities and small group work, learn about establishing norms of social conduct, build community, and initiate conversations about what it means to live sustainably.
Community week includes. . .
The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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