Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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University of California, Berkeley
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kira Stoll
Director of Sustainability
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):

Cal Zero Waste and Cal Dining have provided during the Golden Bear Orientation zero waste breakfasts and lunches throughout the entire orientation.They have also provided information about sustainable food systems and reducing food waste during the first meal of the week so that students can learn about sustainable food while enjoying it. This service benefited over 10,000 students and orientation staff.

During Golden Bear Orientation, students can also hear from sustainability departments around campus as part of the campus resource fair. The departments inform students about sustainability activities, programs and resources around campus.

All new undergraduates had to complete an on-line orientation, Golden Bear Prep, that includes information on campus sustainability: https://orientation.berkeley.edu/before-you-arrive/golden-bear-prep

Graduate students participate in orientations as well that include the GradFest, a collaborative student activities and resource fair that includes the Office of Sustainability and the Student Environmental Resource Center. In 2018 the orientation is going paperless – students can download The GradBook on the UC Berkeley Events App to get access to the NGSO schedule, handouts, and graduate events year-round. http://grad.berkeley.edu/news/headlines/arrive-orient-and-go/

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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The information in this field was provided by the UC Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center.

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