Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.34
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability 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 Yes

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 :

Since 2015, first-year students have been able to participate in sustainaibility in Orientation through one or more activities planned by the Eco Facilitators. First-years are also introduced to sustainability through handouts of reusable mugs and reusable to-go containers, composting at events, the Waste Not tag sale, tabling by Eco Facilitators during meals to educate students on composting, and cardboard collection during move-in.

For graduate students, the Sustainability Office gives a brief presentation in new grad student orientation. A printed copy of the Quick Guide to a Sustainable Wesleyan, Graduate Student Edition, is included in the new graduate student orientation packet that each new incoming student receives. The link to this information is also on wesleyan.edu/grad/helpful links.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Graduate students have a separate orientation that includes sustainability. Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) is a separate, part-time graduate program that does not have an orientation.

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