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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 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Derick Chick
Graduate Asssistant
Sustainability Office
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The percentage of entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

A sustainability tent and/or table was set up during every new student orientation and Saluki Start-up which provided students information such as: the Student Green Fund, recycling basics, composting through a video presentation, and opportunities to get involved. In addition, during during Saluki Startup (a weekend before classes start which gives new students an opportunity to engage with one another, take part in campus activities, and learn the culture of the institution) sustainability was featured. During the Watermelon Fest, a campus traditional event, the university collected all food waste from the event for our compost facility and had a table set up providing sustainability and composting information. In addition, sustainability was featured during Saluki Success Days event, designed to help students plan for success at the university. At this event, we shared the importance of sustainability for all students and their future careers. Finally, sustainability information and engagement content was included on a jump drive that was handed out to all new students.


The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:

This information is for the 2016 orientation rotation.

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