Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.04 / 2.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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 No

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
52

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :

Our Sustainability Coordinator speaks to the orientation coordinators before the freshman arrive. The speech is motivational in nature, in an effort to get the coordinators revved up about recycling and campus sustainability efforts. Each orientation coordinator is assigned to a group of incoming freshman and guide them around for the first week of orientation.

During orientation, Villanova hosts a "carnival" for the new students that includes multiple University departments. Sustainability has three main activities for the carnival, including:

A recycling booth is run by the recycling manager and members of the student sustainability committee, who are available to provide information about how and where to recycle on campus. Stickers featuring the university recycling logo are handed out to entice students to engage with the recycling manager.

Additionally, during the carnival students have the opportunity to tie dye organic cotton shirts with the Villanova sustainability logo. Information on sustainability efforts around campus is available, and incoming students have the opportunity to engage with students who are actively involved in sustainability efforts.

Lastly, a table is set up to register students for "UCapture", a free browser plugin that donates money to the creation of carbon offset projects.


Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
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