Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :
The UGA New Student Orientation is required for all students entering the University for the first time. Sustainability topics have been included in Orientation Fairs for years through various organizations with related interests. The Office of Sustainability has been promoting sustainability activities and opportunities at UGA at New Student Orientation since 2010.

Students and their families are exposed to the Dining Hall during Orientation as well as the Dining Services staff. During this time they are able to make a connection to the sustainable measures that are taken throughout dining halls across campus. With exposure to the bus system and through communication from the Orientation Leaders, community leaders, and staff about the benefits of our public transportation and ride-sharing options, students see this as a common mode of travel as a UGA student. The University Health Center along with the staff from the Ramsey Student Center and the Office of Emergency Preparedness give a breakout session on the topics of health and wellness.

All incoming graduate students receive literature on sustainability programs at UGA.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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