Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.93
Liaison Gabrielle Jette
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

The Catholic University of America
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 2.00
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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 No

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
57

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :

In Fall 2022, all first-year and transfer students will have the opportunity to join a sustainability tour of campus during orientation week, will be provided with a digital copy of a sustainable move-in guide, and will be provided with a handout explaining proper waste sorting practices on campus.

In Fall 2021, all first-year and transfer students were given a digital copy of a sustainable move-in guide. This guide provided details on where to find green campus amenities such as the campus community garden, solar panels, LEED-certified buildings, and electric car charging stations. It also included details on how to limit waste during move-in, provided suggestions for how to living sustainably in a dorm room environment, and provided links to local environmental businesses of interest.

In Fall 2020, the University included sustainability programming into its virtual orientation format. Transfers and first-year undergraduate students were invited to join a 1-hour presentation about sustainability on campus. The presentation covered the sustainability infrastructure in campus buildings and how students can navigate recycling on campus.


Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The percentage of all entering students is based on being offered to all first-year and transfer students, but not graduate students.

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