Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.64 / 2.00 Amy Gallo
Program Coordinator for Orientation, Summer, and Winter Initiatives
Office of Orientation and First-Year Programs
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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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:

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

All incoming first-year and transfer students were given the opportunity to pick up a free reusable clamshell to-go container during Orientation Check-In. This was a partnered event with Dining Services to promote sustainable grab-and-go dining practices on campus.

One event on the orientation schedule is a Zero-Waste Lunch. Students are invited to enjoy a lunch that was prepared with the planet in mind. From the prep room to the plate, everything is served to avoid sending any material to the landfill. Special measures are taken to make this possible including pre- and post-consumer compost collection, locally sourced ingredients, and alternative packaging. The Facilities and Dining Team Green students intern groups hold educational tables where students can learn about the reusable clamshell program, proper recycling methods, and other zero-waste initiatives at UR. Giveaways courtesy of Dining Services and Facilities and Services.

Another event is the Stop 'N' Shop garage sale. Organized by Grassroots, this event sells used dorm essentials donated by students from previous years. This not only prevents these items from being sent to a landfill, but also prevents the purchase of new goods, saving energy and resources. All proceeds from the sale are used by Grassroots to then host sustainability-oriented events throughout the academic year.

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