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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 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility 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):

The Macalester Sustainability Office works with new student orientation to make sure that all students are exposed to the college goals. In 2016, the whole first year class went on a sustainability scavenger hunt. In addition, the office posts sustainability tips and links to our model dorm room website through a first-year facebook page maintained by our Residential Life department prior to Move-In. Students have also organized "dirty trainings" on each first year dorm floor to help student understand recycling and composting.


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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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.