Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.22
Liaison Olivia Wiebe
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Idaho
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Olivia Wiebe
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 :

Sustainability is incorporated prominently into four student orientation activities. These include:
• New and transfer student orientation: Vandal Welcome: The Sustainability Center tables at the two prominent Vandal Welcome events that introduce students, parents and guests to campus with interactive content about sustainability on campus and upcoming opportunities for students to get involved.
Website: https://www.uidaho.edu/events/vandal-welcome

• Volunteer opportunities: Freshmen participate in SYNC (Serving Your New Community), a morning filled with community service in and around Moscow. Students opt-in to volunteer for their first service project in conjunction with the ASUI Center for Volunteerism, Orientation Programming and the Sustainability Center. Volunteers participate in tree planting, watershed restoration, park care, energy and water conservation efforts and much more. Website: https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/student-involvement/volunteer/service/sync

• Introduction to sustainability-focused clubs and organizations: The Sustainability Center and student groups like the Conservation and Environment Club, Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition, The Society for Conservation Biology, and the Vandal Clean Energy Club participate in Palousafest. It's a "welcome!" to new students and a "welcome back!" to those returning to campus. It provides students the perfect opportunity to learn more about involvement opportunities at the University of Idaho and on the Palouse. The Sustainability Center also provides recycling for the event, with two student educators teaching the attendees about proper recycling techniques and the importance of responsible waste management. Website: https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/student-involvement/events/palousafest
• Introduction to campus sustainability for Graduate students: Informational materials provided by the Sustainability Center is included prominently in the online Graduate Orientation required for all incoming graduate students. The Sustainability Center also presents information on campus sustainability, volunteer events, Sustainability Grants, and other sustainability-related opportunities for graduate students to get involved at the day-long Graduate Assistant Institute required for all graduate RAs and TAs.

Website: https://www.uidaho.edu/cogs/resources/student-resources/newly-admitted/orientation

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Ellamae Burnell, Admissions Events Coordinator; Admissions

Olivia Wiebe, Sustainability Center Coordinator; Department of Student Involvement

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