Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:

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

Each new undergraduate and transfer student is required to attend a one-hour session about campus sustainable practices which includes an introduction to some of the student Work Crews that are prominent practitioners. In addition, every new and transfer student is required to take a Green Walkabout tour of campus. Developed in 2000, this tour introduces students (and the public) to Warren Wilson's sustainability commitment and campuswide, our sustainable practices: from green buildings to land management practices, recycling, composting, lighting and more. In addition, every student participates in multiple sessions on Warren Wilson's commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus and they are introduced to the wide array of support services related to these principles. Finally, students are introduced to the importance of community engagement in issues of sustainability. All new and transfer students participate in Service Day during orientation. For the past few years, the entire day has been devoted to working with regional nonprofits in support of Food Security for the region. See https://www.warren-wilson.edu/academics/community-engagement/food-security/.

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

100% of Warren Wilson's undergraduate students participate in sustainability-focused activities in new student orientation. Students in Warren Wilson's two low-residency graduate degree programs - MFA in writing and MA in Critical Craft studies- do not. Information for this report was provided by the VP for Student Life and the Associate Dean of Students.

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