Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.64
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date July 31, 2015
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Temple University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathleen Grady
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Temple utilizes several strategies to incorporate sustainability in new student orientation. The Office of Sustainability welcomes each new student to orientation. At check in during Orientation, new students are welcomed by the Office of Sustainability, given a reusable water bottle with the sustainability website on it and a fact sheet about how they can live sustainably at Temple. The Office of Sustainability is an active participant in Temple University’s Welcome Week, including participating in the new student orientation fair, engaging parents at the Parent Orientation, and sponsoring an expanded Welcome Week program for the Sustainability Living and Learning Community. The Office of Sustainability also provides a “Sustainability 101” training to Owl Ambassadors, who serve as the guides during new student orientation. They are also given an urban riding basics course and complete a sustainable community service project at a local urban farm during their training. The Office of Sustainability provides a formal orientation to the five professional schools, which includes a “Sustainability 101” training.

The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:

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