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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Alexis Leciejewski
Program Assistant
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:
100

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

There are multiple ways in which sustainability is highlighted in new student orientation. The primary way it is highlighted is during Summer Orientation, when all students receive a packet which includes a guide to sustainability on campus. The Office of Environmental Sustainability has a table during the informational section of orientation that provides information about sustainable practices on campus and also about student involvement in sustainability and programs targeted towards students. The Orientation Assistants receive a briefing on sustainability practices and initiatives which they can communicate to new students. Also, when new residents move in, they are provided with either a reusable canvas bag, water bottle, coffee mug or other sustainable item from our University Auxiliary Services as a welcoming gift. CFL light bulbs are also available to all students through the Office of Environmental Sustainability's move in program. The Office of Environmental Sustainability also attends a transfer student and graduate student orientation at the beginning of each semester. These students are also provided with essential guides to sustainable practices, programs and student involvement on campus.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.