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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 51.71
Liaison Jeffrey Severin
Submission Date July 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kansas
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kim Criner
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Center for 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:

Prior to every semester, the Center for Sustainability distributes brochures about sustainability at New Student Orientation events. Starting in 2010, the KU Center for Sustainability began participating in the New Student Orientation Info Fairs, providing students and their families with information about what to bring to KU with sustainability in mind. This information includes how to live sustainably in residence halls or apartments as well as sustainable transportation options to get to, from, and around campus. New students are provided with a flyer about freshmen and sophomore level sustainability related courses and a website link to a list of all student organizations related to sustainability.First year students also have the option of enrolling in a learning community called Building a Better Future World, a multidisciplinary collaboration between Design, Business and Urban Planning.


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