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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Liz Davey
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
70

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

1. Outreach Tulane is "an open house for service," held on the first Saturday of the new academic year. It is Tulane's largest and oldest community service event, hosting over 1,000 volunteers throughout the greater New Orleans area. The event provides an opportunity to learn about New Orleans and its communities, and to work on a service project during their first week at Tulane.

2, There is a special section during student orientation that is presented by TheWELL staff/faculty members. They cover resources on where to seek health and counseling services as well as alcohol/sexual assault education. Students are required to do an alcohol and sexual assault educational course online before the start of classes. In addition, students will be required to complete an online suicide prevention and gatekeeper education course online.

3. NOLA Experience is an optional pre-orientation program that offers five day programs introducing students to resources, issues and leadership opportunities on campus and in New Orleans. The program offers multiple tracks focusing on different topics, including “tracks” that focus on public service, social entrepreneurship, the environment, and community health. http://tulane.edu/studentaffairs/orientation/explore/program-descriptions.cfm#nolaexperience


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

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