Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 2.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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 :

New first-year and transfer students were given the opportunity to tour the north campus gardens and the Gordan Natural area during welcome week, however, these were optional programs so I don't believe they can be called prominent. Additionally, an informational video about sustainability is included in our online orientation platform. Completion of the online orientation was optional for first-year students in 2021, but was made available to all students. It will be required for first-year students in 2022.

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

Data Provided by: DiSanti, Ellen, New Student Programs (edisanti@wcupa.edu) and Bradley Flamm (blfamm@wcupa.edu) Director, Office of Sustainability
Data Entry: Lois Howell, 17-Dec-21, 1-Feb-22

Figures for "Percentage of Students Provided an Opportunity" were calculated using (https://www.wcupa.edu/viceProvost/institutionalResearch/documents/CDS%202020-2021%205_4_2021.pdf) [1st Year Freshman + 1st Year Transfers] / [1st Year Freshman + 1st Year Transfers + 1st Year Graduates]
1st Year Transfers (1,140)
1st Year Freshman (2796)
1st Year Graduates (849)

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