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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 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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 Yes

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):

SF State's orientation booklet contains an introduction to campus sustainability. Orientation tour guides show off various sustainable features of the campus during orientation. These include compost collection bins, the campus fuel cell, the Bike Barn, water-saving landscaping features, and rainwater collection. During the school's Welcome Days, the campus hosts a zero waste lunch which serves as an orientation to recycling and compost collection. The Office of Sustainability and Residential Life sponsor a reusable water bottle giveaway to all incoming students in housing to educate them about preventing waste from single-use containers.


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