Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

The University of Texas at Dallas
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Gary Cocke
Sustainability Director
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 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):

During 100% of orientations, new students are provided opportunities to learn about sustainability at the university. At the Student Activities Fair, all student organizations and many campus departments have a booth where they interact and educate new students on their activities. This includes the Office of Sustainability and sustainability-oriented organizations. Information provided at orientation events, activities, and presentations include recycling, volunteering opportunities, the community garden program, V Bikes bicycle programs, Zipcar Car-Sharing program, public transportation options, locations of car charging stations, LEED certified buildings, and/or Earth Week programming.

A list of Summer 2018 orientations is provided below:

Friday, June 1 - Main Gym
*Friday, June 8 - Visitors Center Atrium
*Tuesday, June 12 - Visitors Center Atrium
*Friday, June 15 - Visitors Center Atrium
*Friday, June 22 - Visitors Center Atrium
*Tuesday, June 26 - Visitors Center Atrium
*Friday, June 29 - Visitors Center Atrium
*Friday, August 10 - Visitors Center Atrium
Wednesday, August 15 - Main Gym

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