Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.45
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Louisville
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Buford
Assistant Provost for Diversity and LGBT Center Director
Vice Provost for Diversity & Equal Opportunity
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Percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

From July 2009 to April 2016, every Monday’s day-long New Employee Orientation (required for all full-time university employees) included a module on sustainability at UofL and the Partnership for a Green City. When the program was cut to a half-day, this in-person training was dropped, but all new employees are still given information in their welcome packet about sustainability at UofL. All are encouraged to sign the Cards Go Green! Pledge, committing to at least three actions to reduce their environmental impact; and encouraged to look for ways they can help the University enhance its sustainability as they settle into their new positions.

In January 2022, UofL's Employee Success Center launched a return to the day-long weekly New Employee Orientation program combined with a year-long onboarding process to provide support for new employees throughout their first year. The new one-day program includes basic information about sustainable choices on campus, including lower-impact transportation and dining options. Sustainability stops are also included in the New Employee Orientation tour. The welcome packet is now paperless and still includes the Cards Go Green! Pledge. During the program, the expectation is set that new employees will attend follow-up trainings and in 2022 we began offering a monthly "Sustainability 101" training geared towards new employees.

Sustainability information is also distributed during July’s New Faculty Orientations, including the Cards Go Green! Pledge and details about specific projects faculty and students can get involved in to help transform UofL into a living laboratory for sustainability.

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