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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 53.23
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):

New students are introduced to the topic of sustainability through a cyber orientation. One week is dedicated to introducing the students to sustainability topics on campus including: operations, clubs, curricular and co-curricular activities. New students are also given access to the web based "New Laurentian Guide," which serves as a FAQ handbook for new students and transfers. The New Laurentian Guide features a section on Green Living. This section defines sustainability and directs students to the University's sustainability web pages and to a "Green Guide." The Green Guide includes suggestions on how to create a sustainable dorm room, general information about campus sustainability efforts, and ways for students to get involved.

Additionally, the University is home to one of the oldest living/learning programs for first year students in the country - the First Year Program (FYP). This interdisciplinary, often team-taught, course focuses on a topic of broad interest and is one of the four courses that first year students take in the fall. FYP courses help students develop the writing, speaking, and research skills that they will need during and after college.Often times, students are first exposed to sustainability through these courses.


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