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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 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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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):

NSC requires an orientation from all of its students. Some programs have their own version, but the primary one, called START Orientation, is available to all and includes a sustainability focus. The in-person orientation includes a campus tour that makes a visit to the Sustainability Office where students are familiarized with sustainability aspects on campus. Some of these features include highlights from its two LEED certified buildings, the solar energy roof on one building, the P-Patch plot, and an overview of waste practices while at North. The online orientation also provides a sustainability overview on its campus life page.

All International Program students receive an interactive presentation from student leadership & multicultural programs and the sustainability office, so become verse on opportunities to get involved on sustainability projects and understand the waste streams at NSC.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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100% of new incoming students are required to participate in an orientation. 29% participated in the in-person orientation from summer 2016-spring 2017. The online orientation is more popular and includes a one page overview of sustainability efforts.

100% of international students are provided an in person presentation on sustainability.

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