The Graduation Pledge
The Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility is a campus tradition that started at HSU in 1987 and has since spread to campuses around the world. The Pledge is a simple personal vow to consider the social and environmental consequences of the decisions that we make after we acquire our degree here at Humboldt State:
“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 organizations for which I work.”
The Graduation Pledge is not just for students at graduation, students of all class standings are encouraged to take the pledge and start engaging in environmental and social responsibility in their own way. Our goal is to inspire young America into making conscious decisions, that they can and should make the world a better place while they're out there making a career. The pledge isn't just about the workplace; it's a lifestyle!
About the Club
How can I honor the Graduation Pledge today?
There are many ways to embrace social and environmental responsibility in your everyday life, even before you graduate!
-Recycling at work & home
-Biking, carpooling or using local public transportation
-Turning a piece of your lawn into productive land for growing food
-Reduce your intake by reusing materials
Check out how to get your living space “Green Room Certified!”
How Can I Take the Pledge at Graduation?
30 minutes before the commencement ceremony, graduates will assemble in the West Gym.
The Graduation Pledge will have a table set up in the West Gym at this time where representatives will be handing out pledge cards and green pledge ribbons to graduates who are committed to the pledge.
Be ready to stand and be honored by the HSU President for your commitment to social and environmental responsibility!
Remember: this is a pledge to YOURSELF.
Membership QualificationsBe interested and motivated to make positive changes in the world around you by standing for social and environmental justice in your everyday life and in any organization you are a part of after graduation from Humboldt State University.
How to Join
How can I get involved with the Graduation Pledge?
We are currently seeking volunteers on the day of graduation to help us distribute pins to graduates and spread the word about Graduation Pledge. Lunch will be included.