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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 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
100

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

Sustainability is included in the New Employee Orientation (NEO) presentation to newly hired benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Information about Arizona State University’s mission and goals is presented via printed materials, a PowerPoint presentation, video, and the web. At NEO, the sustainability information is distributed in printed materials: “A New American University” booklet and a flyer containing important University web addresses. Sustainability information is also presented within the PowerPoint presentation when we talk about the University’s goals and objectives; it is viewed in the “ASU Challenges” video (www.asuchallenges.com) as part of our teaching, research, and business practices; and it is viewed on the web as we review Arizona State University’s 8 design aspirations (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu) and “the challenges before us” (www.asuchallenges.com) which include “How do we create a sustainable way of life?” The NEO presenter also “models” sustainable business practices by providing printed materials as two-sided copies and by directing new employees to refill reusable water bottles at the drinking fountains and to use the recycling baskets. Electronic versions of these materials are available for part-time employees who are not required to attend NEO in person, but instead go through an online orientation to familiarize themselves with University policies.

New Employee Orientation is presented at least twice per month for newly hired benefits-eligible faculty and staff at Arizona State University. About 1,200 new employees attend NEO each year.


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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.