Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.04
Liaison Jodi Kennedy
Submission Date July 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

Georgia Southern University
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Jodi Kennedy
Director
Office of Leadership and Community Engagement
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
Yes

Name and a brief description of the active student groups focused on sustainability:

Eco-reps: The Georgia Southern Eco-Reps are student leaders who help to raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally and socially responsible behavior in their halls, mates, and peers, and plan related events and activities. They also organize group activities, collaborative projects, and represent the Eco-Reps Program at various campus events.


Does the institution have a garden, farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery program, or an urban agriculture project where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

Our Campus Community Garden hosts close to 50 students annually, helping them cultivate skills to learn how to grow their own produce and other sustainability-related lifestyle topics.
https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/sustainability/programs/campus-community-garden/


Does the institution have a student-run enterprise that includes sustainability as part of its mission statement or stated purpose?:
No

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:
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Does the institution have a sustainable investment fund, green revolving fund, or sustainable microfinance initiative through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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Has the institution hosted a conference, speaker series, symposium, or similar event focused on sustainability during the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability:

We host a Sustainability Seminar Speaker series, which brings experts in parts of sustainability. Generally, we host about 3 speakers annually.
https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/sustainability/events/seminar-series/


Has the institution hosted a cultural arts event, installation, or performance focused on sustainability with the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
No

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations, or performances focused on sustainability:
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Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Southern Adventures is the university community’s resource for adventure programming. Southern Adventures provides guided backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, and cycling trips that range from weekend trips around the southeast to week-long trips across the country.
https://recreation.georgiasouthern.edu/southern-adventures/adventure-trips/


Has the institution had a sustainability-focused theme chosen for a themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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Does the institution have a program through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
No

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

We employ student assistants and graduate students to help run our sustainability events/programming


Does the institution have a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledge(s):
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that do not fall into one of the above categories:

Sustain Southern partners with academic classes including Graphic Design, Biology courses, First-Year Experience, and Honors courses to include sustainability in the curriculum.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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