Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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 Office of Sustainability attends resource fairs and presents sustainability information at all new student orientations, transfer student orientations, the graduate student and professional fair, and the law center student orientation, among other orientation fairs directed to employees and faculty. In addition, the Office of Sustainability is prominently featured at the new student orientation conferences by hosting an interactive presentation to all new students. In 2017, a general sustainability video was shown at this conference, which defined sustainability, highlighted on-campus sustainability initiatives like academics, research, recycling, gardening, volunteer opportunities, renewable energy and more. In 2017, the Sustainability Manager introduced a new, engaging format to spark behavior change and student interest in sustainability through targeting social media marketing and smartphone app utilization. In 2019, a sustainability video was added during new student orientation's full assembly to provide campus sustainability information to all orientation participants. Sustainable items are given to new students like reusable totes, drawstring bags, bottles and more.

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