Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Taryn Meyers
Manager, Engagement
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 (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):

Office of Sustainability orientation programming includes:
• Information & volunteer recruitment booth on Office of Sustainability/campus sustainability at the Campus Expo for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Student Resource Fair, and Parent/Family Orientation where staff introduce sustainability to incoming students in its multiple dimensions (economic, social, wellbeing, nature) and recruit volunteers for Student Educator programs.
• Optional sustainability Tour of the campus as an elective session in the week long orientation program (covering environmental, economic, social, and wellbeing aspects of sustainability);
• Green Events (orientation barbeque, Graduate breakfast and lunch, UCalgary strong event)

Leadership and Student Engagement operates the following programs relevant to sustainability:

• The ucalgarycares Day of Service program provides students with an opportunity to contribute to their local, national, and international communities through different service-learning projects with a social-justice lens
• The President’s Orientation BBQ is a zero-waste event, all materials are compostable or recyclable
• Arrive. Survive. Thrive. Is a campus resiliency program that teaches incoming students how to utilize campus resources to facilitate their academic and personal success
• LSE facilitates a play followed by a presentation on sexual consent and the legal rights and responsibilities that constitute informed consent
• The Q Centre Open House introduces students to a safe space for the LGTQIA+ community on campus

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