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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 58.11
Liaison Melissa Tier
Submission Date April 19, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Swarthmore College
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa Tier
Sustainability Program Manager
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 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):

There's a very set schedule for orientation and there really hasn't been an opportunity to design sustainability specific activities. However, organizers of orientation have allowed Green Advisors (GAs; 20-25 students who lead campus sustainability awareness and improvement projects) and the Office of Sustainability to come in and emphasize sustainability and environmental issues. Games on Parrish Beach, sustainability focused tours for transfer students, tour of Crum Woods (woods on campus), and other sustainability education. We have been able to engrain sustainability into orientation through these practices.


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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Every new student is in an orientation group and every group has a GA, as does every dorm hall.

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