Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2019
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University of Massachusetts Lowell
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 James Kohl
Dean of Student Affairs & Enrichment
Student Affairs
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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 (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):

UMass Lowell's Office of Sustainability conducts a comprehensive outreach and education campaign with orientation staff each summer to ensure that our orientation leaders are fully informed of the sustainability program at UMass Lowell. All orientation tours then prominently feature sustainability, examples include LEED certified buildings, sustainable transportation options, and sustainable food systems.

In addition, Office of Sustainability staff table at each orientation welcome fair during summer and winter break. Sustainability materials are also included in incoming student's orientation packets.

Lastly, transferring and entering graduate students have to take part in orientation and have access to the same resources and materials as noted above.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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