Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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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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):
UWRF Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor, Mark Klapatch, is a member of the WOW (Weeks of Welcome) committee. He works with other campus contacts to incorporate sustainability into orientation activities. The Office of Sustainability staffs a table during new student and transfer student registration to share information about campus sustainability. The enterprise CarShare program and surplus program are specifically promoted. During new student move in, Sustainability student and staff volunteers were stationed at the dumpsters to help people break down boxes and get items in the correct containers. This was the second year we did this on campus and we saw our recycling percentage increase significantly! Additionally, Dining Services held tours and events that all students were encouraged to attend where members of the dining services staff talked about the sustainability features of dining which included nutrition, healthy eating, and decreasing food waste. Lastly, all new students including transfer students and graduate students received a handbook which had campus sustainability information and resources.

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