Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.15
Liaison Lori Collins-Hall
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Sterling College (VT)
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Carol Dickson
Dean of Academics
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

Sustainability is included in new employee orientation in many ways; however, many of them do not fit into a formal policy or guidelines. Sustainability is, however, addressed in every interview with every potential new hire and includes questions about mission alignment and personal sustainability values. Employees often shadow other employees to gain a sense of the community and have access to The Student Handbook which covers many sustainable topics. New employees are also highly encouraged to participate in a weekly Community Meeting, attend the class A Sense of Place and its workshops, and also have access to many resources related to sustainability. Depending on an individual's drive, more information can be sought out. All new employees, however, are thoroughly briefed and informed of the College's commitment to ecological thinking and action and the majority come with backgrounds in related fields -- the majority of new employees find new ways to address campuses sustainability and often have significant impact in their time here.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Sterling College does not have a formal guideline or policy that relates to sustainability; however, plenty of resources are made available for new employees.

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