Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Mike Harrington
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

The New School
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mike Harrington
Assistant Director
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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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):

Sustainability is included in the training for student Orientation Leaders so that they can address the topic during New Student Orientation. During Orientation, all new and incoming students are invited to attend the “Good As New Free Sale” where gently used school supplies and home goods are available for free and additional information about campus sustainability is available, including “Living Sustainably at The New School” pamphlets and computer stations to take the online sustainability pledge. Additionally, incoming students are provided the opportunity to attend one of sustainability tours of the University Center. The Tishman Environment and Design Center also staffs a table at the Orientation Block party with information and resources about campus sustainability including “Living Sustainably” pamphlets, NYC bike maps, sustainable seafood guides, and other resources. Orientation is required for first-year and transfer students, but is also made available to re-entry, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and all other students as well if they so choose.

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

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