|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||May 3, 2013|
University of California, San Diego
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation
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Auxiliary & Plant Services
Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:
A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:
During Welcome Week, Thurgood Marshall College sponsors an informational session called Triton Voices- Diversity and Community, which teaches students about social justice and provides insight into what it means to be a member of the UCSD community. During Welcome Week Thurgood Marshall College also sponsors an International Day of Peace Celebration that gives student an opportunity to participate in a community service project and make a pinwheel promoting the UCSD community effort towards peace. Both of these events help to promote social sustainability on campus. The Resident Advisors (RA’S) for Freshman and Sophomores living on campus are educated about campus sustainability and conservation during their training process through EcoBootcamp. The RA’s are then able to pass on sustainability information to new students living on campus during orientation and throughout the year.
UCSD hosts “First Friday,” an annual event for new and returning students which highlights campus features, including sustainability efforts. Students can visit the Sustainability Resource Center as part of this annual event and partake in fun sustainable activities and win sustainable prizes.
The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available: