Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Hayley Berliner
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Trinity College (CT)
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.95 / 2.00 Hayley Berliner
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance & Operations
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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 No
Entering graduate students No

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):

Quest: Incoming first years in the class of 2023 will have the opportunity to start their Trinity College journey with a wilderness adventure on Quest, Trinity’s extended pre-orientation on the Appalachian Trail (the “AT”).

For 15 summers, Trinity College has been proud to offer the Quest Leadership & Pre-Orientation Program. Few colleges or universities offer an extended wilderness adventure comparable to Quest. The program’s philosophy encourages participants to take on new challenges and responsibilities, meet other Trinity students, and transition into college.

PRIDE(Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education): The P.R.I.D.E. Welcome Weekend is a three-day pre-orientation program that helps international students and students of color become acquainted with Trinity’s physical and social atmosphere. Students participate in fun activities, meet with Trinity faculty and administrators, and take a walking tour of Hartford to familiarize them with the city.

Bantam beginnings: students can choose from 8 different two-day programs run by faculty and student mentors. Most programs include different aspects of sustainability. Some examples include include: community service program, Hartford by Bike, Hartford's architecture ethnic culture and cuisine.
Bantam bus pass: students are provided with a bus pass during orientation and encouraged to use it to explore the city of Hartford as well as to get to our downtown campus. The bus pass provided unlimited rides on our city bus for each semester.

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