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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 Silver
Overall Score 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Martinez
Associate Dean of the College: Dean of First Year Students
Deans Office
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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 N/A - institution does not have graduate students

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):

Tree Planting: A tree is planted in honor of the new class and as a symbol of the importance of conservation within the Haverford Community.
Local Food Dinner: For all incoming students, a dinner of all locally sourced food intended to highlight the importance of a sustainable food system.
Pre-orientation trips: outdoor education and adventure trips are options offered to all students.


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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100% of all incoming first-year students participate in first-year orientation at Haverford College. Two events specifically highlight the importance of sustainability within the Haverford College community. The first, a Tree Planting Ceremony, which takes place on the morning of the first full day of orientation, gives all first-year and their upper class orientation leaders the opportunity to tale part in planting a new tree in honor of the incoming class. It is intended to be a symbol of the importance of conservation to the Haverford College community and to introduce students to the Haverford College Arboretum. The second, The Local Foods Dinner, is a special orientation enent for all incoming students; all the food that is served is locally sourced and is intended to highlight the importance of a sustainable food system.

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