Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.98
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.83 / 2.00 Jay Price
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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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 (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):
91.60

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

The Office of Sustainability hosts one lunch and one dinner of each freshmen and transfer student orientation session that is a zero waste event. OoS staff and student workers are present to explain our compost and recycling practices, as well as our culture of sustainability on campus, to new students.

In the summer of 2019, 6,463 students attended orientation. Using the number of graduates in 2019 (7055) as an estimate for the incoming number of new students gives a percentage of 91.6%.


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