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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 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Utah State University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.20 / 2.00 Lisa Hancock
Program Administrator
New Student Orientation
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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 No
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):
10

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

1. Students receive information about the Student Sustainability Office, Aggie Blue Bikes, bus transportation, recycling, and the Sustainability Council in the Student Handbook.
2. The Sustainability Council hosts a table at Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) information fair lunches as well as at Connections.
3. Students participating in Connections, a two-credit academic course designed to assist students transition to university life includes an optional sustainability module with a guest speaker. It includes an optional informational video. Approximately, 160 students receive the sustainability module.
4. All Connections students were invited to attend a sustainability social on the Saturday before classes begin. Approximately, 200 freshmen attend.
5. The common literature experience frequently includes sustainability themes, including The Green Mile in 2015 and The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind in 2013.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.