Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.75
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Egerstrom
New Student and Family Programs
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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:

The Graduation Pledge Alliance has been active at UWRF for 3 years. This is a pledge graduating seniors and underclassman take to promote social and environmental responsibility. Information about GPA was included in the New Student and Family Handbook given to all new students and their families during New Student Orientation/Registration.

A one page document was also provided to the New Student Orientation staff that described campus activities and involvement opportunities related to sustainability. These students leaders were encouraged to share the information and promote sustainability with new members of the campus community.

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

In August 2013, the Sustainability Coordinator worked with Orientation leaders to incorporate Graduation Pledge Alliance into their welcome activities.

All new students to the university are required to participate in New Student Orientation activities. In 2013, there were more than 1000 first-year and 400 transfers that participated in orientation programs prior to their enrollment at the University.

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