Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kat Davis
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Career Closet

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Career Closet uses a give-away model, allowing students to keep the items they select. There is a flexible limit of 4 items per student per semester.

Students and recent alumni (graduated less than two years prior) can “shop” the closet during scheduled appointments. The checkout process requires a Boise State identification number and completion of a short survey.

The Career Closet fosters student success by ensuring equitable access to free professional attire. Career Closet staff and volunteers value accessibility, inclusion and professionalism. Above all, we are dedicated to serving Broncos of all genders, body types, and life stages.

We encourage donations of clean, gently-worn or new professional clothing in all sizes, including maternity. We also accept some accessories – ties, lapel pins, belts and scarfs. Items most needed are listed below.

Please note! Inventory is currently high, so we ask that you closely adhere to donation criteria. If your items are used, please launder them prior to donation. Unusable items will be re-donated.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Waste
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Early in her junior year, Cierra Abellera (Psychology B.S., 2019) was preparing for a multi-day professional research conference with her McNairs Scholars cohort – consisting of first generation, limited income and underrepresented students. Realizing that not all members of her cohort had access to buy or borrow professional clothing, she identified a solution.

In Summer 2018, Cierra and other student representatives from the MLK Living Legacy Committee approached COBE Career Services to house and host the closet. Since then, both organizations have worked collaboratively to build a comfortable and welcoming space. Cierra hopes that the Career Closet will always be a resource to address this need.

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