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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 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Maria Kirrane
Sustainability Officer
Office of the Director of Buildings and Estates
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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 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):

All new students entering UCC receive a full programme of orientation. The Student's Union speak to each and every incoming student at this time, and specifically introduce them to the Green Campus programme at UCC. All incoming students are given an orientation pack, outlining the prominent aspects of "student life" in UCC, this orientation pack contains a page detailing the activities of Green Campus. All incoming first year students are also taken on a tour of UCC by the UCC Peer Support Leaders. The sustainability officer speaks at the Peer Support Leader training day, to ensure that all are aware of the sustainability features of the campus and highlight these on the tour. The sustainability officer also speaks at the training sessions for clubs and societies to highlight how these groups can be active in the sustainability activities of UCC.


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