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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 58.11
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Wesleyan University
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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):

Since 2015, first-year students have been able to participate in sustainaibility in Orientation through an activity planned by the Eco Facilitators. First-years are also introduced to sustainability through composting at outdoor events, the Waste Not tag sale, tabling by Eco Facilitators during meals to educate students on composting, and cardboard collection during move-in.

For graduate students, the Sustainability Office gives a brief presentation in new grad student orientation. A printed copy of the Quick Guide to a Sustainable Wesleyan, Graduate Student Edition, is included in the new graduate student orientation packet that each new incoming student receives. The link to this information is also on wesleyan.edu/grad/helpful links.


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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Graduate students have a separate orientation that includes sustainability. Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) is a separate, part-time graduate program that does not have an orientation.

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.