Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.21
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date May 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
100

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

1- At the beginning of each academic year, the University of Sharjah organizes an orientation day for all new students to welcome them to the UOS community and give them the opportunity to meet leaders from the university community who provide welcoming remarks.
The Sustainability Office began participating in the orientation day from the AY of 2018-2019 by introducing the sustainability concept.
Link:

https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Media/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?mcid=224&clt=en

https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Administration/Sustainability/Pages/evt_detail.aspx?mcid=168&clt=en

In the 2019-2020 orientation day, eco-friendly shopping bags were distributed with the aim of raising the level of sustainability awareness. Two brochures on the recycling and the Sustainability Office were also distributed. Additionally, in 2020/2021, distributing refillable water bottles was planned, but due to the breakout of COVID19, it has been stopped.
Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2d2BdLpPYM/?igshid=1fpcbie15029z

2- Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (SREE) Open Day:
All entering students (including transfers) are invited to the freshmen day at the beginning of each semester (SREE open day), organized by the SREE club.
Link:
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/eng/dept/sre/Pages/evt_detail.aspx?mcid=184&clt=en


Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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