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Graduation Pledge

Graduation Pledge Alliance
Graduation Pledge Alliance
Graduation Pledge Alliance
Graduation Pledge Alliance
Graduation Pledge Alliance
Graduation Pledge Alliance
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"I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organization for which I work."

The Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility states, "I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organization for which I work." Students define for themselves what it means to be socially and environmentally responsible.

Students at over a hundred colleges and universities are using the pledge at some level.  Graduates, who voluntarily signed the pledge, have turned down jobs with which they did not feel comfortable and have worked to make changes once on the job.  For example, they have promoted recycling at their organization, removed racist language from a training manual, worked for gender parity in high school athletics, and helped to convince an employer to refuse a chemical-weapons related contract.

To Graduating Students

Electronically sign the Graduation Pledge and receive a commemorative green pin to wear at graduation. Show your email confirmation to Enrollment Services when you pick up your graduation attire. (Pledge form only open during graduation time)

Signatures Collected
  • Graduating Class of 2010: 156 student signatures - 56% of graduating students
  • Graduating Class of 2011: 163 student signatures - 57% of graduating students
  • Graduating Class of 2012: 117 student signatures - 40% of graduating students
  • Graduating Class of 2013: 236 student signatures - 69% of graduating students
  • Graduating Class of 2014: 111 student signatures - 28% of graduating students
  • Graduating Class of 2015: 112 student signatures