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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.

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Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Portland State University
Tier2-1: Graduation Pledge

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Complete Expired Heather Spalding
Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator
PSU
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Does the institution administer a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the graduation pledge program:

2009/10 was the first year PSU had a graduation pledge program. It is the pledge provided by Graduation Pledge Alliance. When students register for commencement, they are asked if they'd like to sign the pledge. If so, they are given a small card with the plege to sign and keep in their wallet and a green ribbon for their gown.

During summer 2010 commencement (pilot), 249 out of 500 graduates signed the pledge.

During spring 2011 commencement, an estimated 2,300 out of 4,500 graduates signed the pledge.


The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:

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