Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
SD-1: New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Jacek Ghosh
Director of Sustainability
VCU Sustainability
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Does new student orientation include presentations, speakers, or skits that address sustainability and take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend?:
No

Provide a brief description of the presentations, speakers or skits:
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Does new student orientation incorporate sustainability information into presentations (e.g., made by Residential Advisors to individual dorm floors)?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the presentations:

The RA's offer some insight into sustainability efforts during their first floor meeting (Welcome Week). They inform students of the recycling efforts in our halls and where they can deposit any recyclable items. This year we will also be talking about the Energy Dashboard which the residence halls has been hooked up to this semester. We will likely conduct some competitions throughout next year.


Does new student orientation actively engage students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability plays out on campus, or allows students to take part in a productive green activity?:
No

Provide a brief description of the activities:
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Does the institution make new student orientation more sustainable via efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets?:
No

Provide a brief description of the efforts:
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Does the institution incorporate sustainability into new student orientation in other ways?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

The Office of Sustainability hands out "Think Green Guides: A Guide to Green Living at VCU" at new student orientation.


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