Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jamie Greiner
Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager
Nature Center
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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):

Prominent inclusion of sustainability in orientation began in 2015 and has continued each year since. The Sustainability Manager and Student Sustainability Assistants (Green Raiders) conduct sessions focused on Sustainable Living and give campus Sustainability Tours during the Orientation. As part of orientation students have received reusable water bottles, reusable bags, and reusable straws. Throughout the year, the Student Sustainability Assistants give presentations to various groups on campus about a wide variety of sustainability related topics (energy use - phantom loads, meatless Monday's, and recycling). Sustainability Tours are also offered throughout the year to allow students to learn about the green features of campus, including LEED-certified and LEED-standard buildings, a solar array, butterfly garden, Tree Campus USA designation, and others.

In addition to the above, sustainability is also introduced in our summer orientation series, called Preview, which includes both students and families as the intended audience. The Sustainability Manager has an independent table at the Resource Fair during each of the four Preview dates in June and July.

The Sustainability Assistants (Green Raiders) also participate in the annual Resource Fair in the fall semester.

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

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