Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.26
Liaison Chris Bond
Submission Date March 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Unity College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 2.00 Stacey Hachey
Administrative Assistant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

New Student Orientation is one program of the first-year experience that includes our wilderness orientation trips (NOVA), new student orientation (NSO), and first-year seminar (Unity Experience). NSO has events during the day including sustainability related events and contests and every student receives a reusable bottle to help cut down on single use bottles on campus. Campus ambassadors are trained to support and design sustainability activities for New Student Orientation. The Sustainability Office has a strong presence at orientation activities including "Trash Talkers" stationed at garbage and organics bins in our dining facilities to help new students learn about our waste disposal at their first meal on campus. Graduate students are all online and as a result do not have any sort of orientation programming.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

For the percentage, we count 229 out of (229 total incoming Flagship + 54 incoming DE)

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