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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.11
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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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 (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):
100

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

New Student Orientation includes the “Sun Devil Way” and covers the 3 pillars of the ASU Community: Achievement, Engagement and Responsibility, with an emphasis added to student’s responsibility regarding sustainability with “what we are doing” and what you can do” slides for sustainable practices. There are no printed handouts as everything needed is now included with an Orientation USB that is given to each student. Sustainability stand up banners, table tents messaging our Zero Waste program, signage for recycling and landfill bins are provided, and reusable tumblers were given out to about half of the sessions.
2. The transfer and international students were given the same electronic Orientation packet on the USB which includes ASU’s sustainability initiatives and “what you can do” flyer.
3. All of the graduate students were provided an opportunity to participate in a sustainability activity through the electronic USB, sustainability messaging was prominently displayed on stand-up banners and ASU reusable bags were given to each student.
4. TA Orientation (400 students), were given the electronic flyer (USB), a reusable ASU bag, and had the opportunity to “meet and greet” the Sustainability Practices student team to ask questions or sign up for events and activities messaging.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.