Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Julie Hopper
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 2.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of 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 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 USC Office of Orientation Programs oversees all freshman and transfer student orientation activities, which take place throughout the summer for fall admits and, to a lesser extent, in winter for spring admits. Orientation sessions are comprised various campus tours, workshops, and information sessions. The Office of Sustainability participates in the two-hour "Campus Resource Fair" at each orientation session. The fair gives each group of new students ample time to explore campus resources and interact with staff and students from various organizations. Through the resource fair, the Office of Sustainability is able to interface with each new freshman and transfer student and their families. This gives us a chance to outline the high-level sustainability goals of the university, explain how they can get involved, answer any questions the students have, and more.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

100% of incoming first year and transfer students are reached by sustainability programming; 0% of incoming graduate students are reached by sustainability programming.

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