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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 70.78
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

George Mason University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.17 / 2.00 Mary Liang
Sustainability Analyst
Sustainability
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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 (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):
58.60

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

Mason's Office of Sustainability has been involved in orientation in various ways in the past few years. It has trained orientation leaders about sustainability efforts on campus; trained resident advisors about sustainability programs that their residents could participate in; attended orientation dinners for all incoming freshman and transfer students to promote sustainability programs and organizations; staffed a table during Welcome Week for freshmen and transfer students; and will provide University 100 classes with a sustainability module. Also, every year Mason’s student media group publishes Freshman Focus, which is handed out during orientation and offers a look into how previous freshman have been involved on campus. The FY18 issue highlighted multiple ways to get involved in sustainability on campus.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data is for FY17

Graduate students are not required to go to an orientation.

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.