Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 2.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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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 No
Entering graduate students No

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):
47

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

For first-year students, WKU offers M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, WKU's five day extended orientation program for first year residential students. M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan provides new students with the opportunity to move to campus a week early--before upperclassmen arrive, before classes begin--to get acclimated to campus, find out where their classes are located, and begin building social support networks. The program strives to assist new students in making a successful academic, as well as social, transition from home and high school to college at WKU, integrating aspects of social and environmental sustainability through peer-to-peer and group workshops on physical and mental well-being in school, a campus-wide community volunteer day -- Big Red's Blitz -- as well as a Zero Waste Cookout demonstrating waste diversion tactics at the end of the program.


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