Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Mark Stewart
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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 No

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):
The Orientation Office has made great strides to infuse sustainability into the New Student Orientation Program. The Orientation Office now explains the environmental benefits of campus green initiatives so that all new students learn that environmental stewardship is part of the culture of the University of Maryland. Composting and compost education is a major focus for the orientation program. Students eat lunch inside of university dining halls where they learn about the compost program. At night, students eat dinner inside the Student Union where they are taught to separate their waste into compostable, recyclable, and landfill waste. The Orientation Office also saves paper by creating an online Virtual Folder that has all the fliers and resources students typically receive during the Orientation Program.

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