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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 Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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St. John's University
PAE-T2-10: Graduation Pledge

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Victoria Migliore
Campus Director
Campus Ministry
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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?:

A brief description of the graduation pledge program:

As a Vincentian university inspired by St. Vincent de Paul’s compassion and zeal for service, the Vincentian Torch of Service is a concrete reminder for graduates to seek a tangible way to live out the St. John’s mission in their everyday life after graduation. Graduates will be invited to keep the Vincentian charism alive in their family, work environment, community and in all future endeavors. Their participation in Vincentian service as undergraduates can be translated into their life after graduation, and will be actively encouraged by the University through continued contact and specific programming.

"As a graduate of St. John’s University, a Vincentian University, I pledge to use my education to respond to the needs of the materially poor. In doing this, I am making a
commitment to serve and to find ways to stop poverty and to work for social justice. As I sign this pledge, I
promise to find a tangible way to serve in my work, or in my community."

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

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