Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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The percentage of 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:

Fall Welcome at UWM interweaves sustainability into zero-waste events, city bike rides, garden and farm tours, as well as being a feature at the "Panther Fest Street Festival" that is the largest all campus event at UWM. UWM Parking and Transportation also offers students their free bus pass at fall welcome and Outdoor Pursuits plans several outings with a "leave no trace" intention.

Also, over the past 10 years, a student involvement fair is held in the opening weeks of the fall semester, in order to engage new and returning students in what is available on campus for student interest. A special section is related to sustainability. Participants include "green" student organizations such as Conservation Club, Engineers Without Borders, Emerging Green Buildings, and so forth. Other participants include The Office of Sustainability, Restaurant Operations, Conservation and Environmental Sciences department, and the School of Architecture & Urban Planning.

The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:

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