The New School's Graduation Pledge

graduation pledge


A commitment to social and environmental stewardship beyond college

This is the fourth year The New School joins hundreds of other higher education institutions in offering a Graduation Pledge, an initiative launched by students over 20 years ago and now overseen by the Graduation Pledge Alliance. In 2013, 487 students, or 16% of the graduating class, signed the pledge, up from 15% of graduates in 2012.

By committing to the pledge below, you will be joining a global community of graduates dedicated to improving society and the environment through their careers. Signatories of the pledge will also demonstrate this commitment by wearing a green tassel at Commencement. (Pick up your green tassel at Cap and Gown Distribution in May.)

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.

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I allow Sustainability at The New School to contact me after graduation to inquire about my chosen career.


I allow Sustainability at The New School to share my name and permanent email address with the Graduation Pledge Alliance to add my name to a network of graduates who are committed to sustainability and email me materials and resources for developing workplace strategies around environmental responsibility.

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