|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2014|
University of Dayton
SD-1: New Student Orientation
Environmental Sustainability Manager
Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:
Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:
The campus compost program is introduced to the first year class through a no-waste picnic that is attended by all first year students.
Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
Provide a brief description of the presentations:
Residential Advisors are encouraged to include sustainability in their hall meetings and programs. They receive training in sustainability during their annual orientation.
Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:
Provide a brief description of the activities:
Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:
Provide a brief description of the efforts:
A zero-waste lunch is scheduled.
Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:
Provide a brief description:
First Year students take a "first Flyer" class during orientation to introduce them to the setting and pace of college classes. These classes come from the entire range of disciplines on campus, and one or more deal with sustainability.