Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 25.45
Liaison Meghann Jarchow
Submission Date Jan. 30, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of South Dakota
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 2.00 Morgan Hughes
Sustainability & Environment
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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 :

The presentation to new students includes information on campus recycling. The information presented goes over the USD recycling program and how to be efficient in recycling on campus.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Below is the notes associated with the attached slide:

USD Recycling is a team of students who collect recyclables from residence halls and other buildings so they can be turned into something new. Recycling guidelines on campus may be different from other places you might have recycled. You can check the label on a bin to see what you can recycle. If you’re not sure, it’s better to send something to the landfill than risk contaminating the recycling bin. Contaminants like food, liquid, and plastic bags can ruin the whole load and keep any of it from being recycled. Thank you for doing your part to reduce waste.

Dashboard where I received the number of undergraduate students:

In order to get the slide I reached out to Brooke Poppe.
Brittany Wagner informed me that there was nothing for the graduate orientation.

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