University Sustainability

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Graduation Pledge

During the 2009–10 school year, Appalachian State University joined the international movement among college graduates to take part in the national Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility. This pledge is offered at more than 100 colleges and universities around the world.

"I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences, and the civic and community responsibilities, of any job or career I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."

Graduates who take the pledge at App State are honored by a green ribbon on their gowns during graduation.

Are you willing to take this pledge as you complete your degree at App State? If so, sign today.

Graduating seniors: If you’ve signed the pledge, visit the Office of Sustainability between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday to pick up your green ribbon.