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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 61.37
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.59 / 2.00 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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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):
79.52

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

Every orientation session, 4-6 representatives from the Office of Sustainability and UT Recycling host a table at information sessions to engage new students in sustainability, showcasing projects, initiatives and ways the students can get involved. Overall, the orientation program has been made more sustainable by banning hand outs (stated in the Student Engagement Showcase information sheet they provide all participants). Additionally, all lunches are zero waste, with representatives from the Office of Sustainability and Recycling Office present to explain what can be composted or recycled and why reducing UT's waste is important.


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