Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Nicole Galindo
Stundet Council President
Stundet Council
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

The name and a brief description of each student group:

USFQ’s Student Government (GOBE) in 2012 worked on various projects that focused on recycling, reduction of single use plastic bottles and paper copies, as well as giving back to the community.

List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):

1. Homework is to be turned in as an electronic file through Desire 2 Learn, the online platform of the University. This platform was implemented on August 2011. A main component of GOBE’s work was to train instructors and professors to use this online tool appropriately. The project also included delivering readings on PDF format instead of printed copies.
2. GOBE purchased 3 water fountains for students to refill their personal bottles and decrease the use of single use water bottles. Both cold and hot water is now available through campus.
3. Christmas’s celebration for 400 children in la Tola Grande, a vulnerable neighborhood in Cumbaya, where the University is located. This included entertainment and food.
4. A “Thank You Celebration” for the cleaning and security staff. The celebration included entertainment and lunch in order to thank them for their hard work, which is essential for the University’s operations and success.

List other student groups that address sustainability:

The website URL where information about student group(s) is available:

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