Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

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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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):

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. Other participants include The Office of Sustainability, Restaurant Operations, Conservation and Environmental Sciences department, and the School of Architecture & Urban Planning.

New orientations programs are being planned in University Housing to enhance sustainability as well.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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