Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington University in St. Louis
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aamna Anwer
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainabilty
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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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
100

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

The Office of Sustainability has undertaken a wide variety of initiatives to integrate sustainability into new student orientation by:
-Co-sponsoring an off-campus program to acquaint new students with the public transit system, Metro, including light rail and buses
-Including information on sustainability on campus in email newsletters and paper publications to incoming freshmen
-Training Residential Advisors, Residential College Directors, and Student Advisors on sustainability on-campus, including waste sorting rules, the university's Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations, and transportation alternatives, and making relevant materials available to them, including fliers with recycling rules, move-in sustainability tips, and information on relevant upcoming events
-Attending orientation events with sustainability materials and mini-activities
-Educating students through the Green Ambassadors program
-The Medical School presents on sustainability during orientation and in 2021 gifted the incoming class with reusable utensil kits
-The Office of Sustainability works with WashU Green Ambassadors during move-in and orientation events to help educate incoming students about how to sort trash in a 3-bin system.


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