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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 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 Jennifer Bowser
Sustainability Program Coordinator
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 No

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):
40

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

The Resident Advisors (RA’s) for Freshman and Sophomores living on campus are educated about campus sustainability and conservation during their training process lead by UC San Diego’s Housing, Dining and Hospitality. The RA’s are then able to pass on sustainability information to new students living on campus during orientation and throughout the year. UC San Diego hosts “First Friday,” an annual event for new and returning students which highlights campus features, including sustainability efforts. Students can visit the Sustainability Resource Center as part of this annual event and partake in fun sustainable activities and win sustainable prizes. Each of our six colleges conducts its own freshmen and transfer student orientation, and sustainability information is included via printed materials or events up to the discretion of the team of students and staff organizing these orientations. Staff and students from the Sustainability Programs Office table at as many of these college orientation events as possible.

UCSD Housing and Dining has its own sustainability manager who supervises our equivalent of an eco-rep program (EcoNauts) and does outreach throughout the year to students on sustainability while living on campus: https://hdh.ucsd.edu/sustainability/.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Programming is focused on undergraduate students living on campus,

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.