Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.73 / 2.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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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 No
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:
86.50

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

Sustainable UMass (Physical Plant Sustainability, Auxiliary Services/Permaculture Initiative, School of Earth and Sustainability) is present at all Undergraduate NSO days in the summer session. It holds information sessions for the new students to talk to them about sustainability and how they can get involved here on campus during the summer two days a week for 30 minutes each. The School of Earth & Sustainability promotes its offerings to all incoming graduate students through the Graduate School.


Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Number of enrolled First year UGrad students Fall 18: 5050
Number of enrolled Transfers Fall 18: 1076
Number of enrolled Grad students Fall 18: 1811
Total: 7937
Total number of NON-Transfers: 6861
Percentage of Transfers: 13.5%

Data from: https://www.umass.edu/oir/sites/default/files/publications/glance/FS_gla_01_2018.pdf

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