Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.85
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

Texas A&M University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ben Kalscheur
Sustainability Assistant 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 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 :

The Office of Sustainability hosts resource tables at New Student and Transfer Conferences which are held throughout the summer and each January. These two-day conferences are mandatory for undergraduate students and are designed to help students transition to life at Texas A&M. Graduate and professional students are encouraged to attend. At the resource fair, we share information about the mission and vision of the Office of Sustainability, as well as explain past and current projects and identify opportunities where they can become involved in campus sustainability. We encourage all students to apply for the Sustainability Internship Program and stay in touch with the Office of Sustainability through social media. We reach out to new International Students at the International Student Conference Resource Fair.

Additionally, all students new to on-campus housing must take an online orientation which includes information about sustainability resources, opportunities for engagement, and contact information for staff.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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