Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.17
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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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:

During new student orientation, all new students and their families are provided with a Handbook that highlights campus resources, important dates, policy information, and student success tips. Additionally, the Handbook has an entire section devoted to Sustainability that provides information on more nearly a dozen programs and opportunities for students to engage in more sustainable behaviors.

All new students to the university are required to participate in New Student Orientation activities. In 2014, there were more than 1000 first-year and 400 transfer students that participated in orientation programs prior to their enrollment at the University.

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:
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