Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.27
Liaison Suchi Daniels
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of South Florida (Tampa)
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eric RR Weaver
Research Associate
Patel College of Global Sustainability
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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):

Sustainability is prominently featured during new student orientation in several ways, including:
1) The Office of Sustainability organizes and initiates practices prominently featured during Week of Welcome (W.o.W.) activities. The Office of Sustainability staff and volunteers are present during these events such as Resident Assistant Orientation and many other W.o.W. activities, including new student registration.

2) The Office of Sustainability distributes special brochures and flyers for becoming more sustainable campus wide. This included materials on the bike share program, call for proposals for the student green energy fund.

3) The Patel College of Global Sustainability provides presentation to all PCGS students during the orientation in Fall and Spring. Sustainability practices and how students can get involved are discussed.

4) Green LLC tour - Students from the Green Living and Learning Community are given a green tour of campus. The guide, a faculty member, speaks about the development of sustainability initiatives on campus, shows examples of sustainability related projects, and has students visit the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Urban Transportation Research, and the Botanical Gardens. Overall the tour takes about 1.5 hours.

5) Special programming is provided throughout the year by many colleges and departments. For Example attached was a special exhibit offered through the Schools of Art and Architecture which engaged community groups to recycle building demolition materials into a music box.

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