Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.04
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Katherine Switala-Elmhurst
Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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 (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):

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.

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