Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.60
Liaison Jane Stewart
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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 :

There are five categories of pre-orientation trips available to incoming first-year students: Appalachian Adventure, Archaeology, Freedom Ride, Volunteer Venture, and Sustainability.

Five of the trips are directly related to sustainability: Sustainable Development, Sustainable Food Systems (on-campus), and Sustainable Food Systems (off-campus) (addressing all three pillars of sustainability), Volunteer Venture (addressing social and economic sustainability) and Appalachian Adventure (addressing ecological sustainability).

Every first-year also does a "Perspectives" tour of the campus where one of the stops is Service Learning and a walk-through of the Campus Kitchen.

Additionally, the Campus Garden manager, director of sustainability and energy specialists provide information about energy and sustainability for Residential Advisers prior to orientation for first-year students.

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