Benefits of Adopting
Each group who participates will be recognized on the Student Government website and with a sign placed in their spot. This sign will commend the group for the dedication and leadership they are showing by keeping the campus beautiful. This will serve as a great marketing tool for each organization for campus recognition and recruitment of new members for respected organizations. Student Government will also recognize all groups on the Student Government website. Members of the Greek community who wish to adopt will be recognized for community service hours that count towards the Greek Affairs awards.
Responsibilities of Adopting
Once an organization has an assigned zone, they must engage and report, at least one monthly clean-up for the duration of the academic year (ending with the summer commencement ceremonies). Clean-up includes picking up litter, cleaning any bins or benches in the zone, and providing for general tidiness of the area. In addition, the commission will plan a once-per-semester campus-wide clean-up in which all organizations involved in the Adopt-A-Spot initiative must participate. This event can substitute for that month’s clean-up. Organizations with additional ideas for beautification projects are allowed to work in conjunction with and with approval of the relevant campus authorities in enacting their project(s).
To encourage the highest level of cleanliness, a monthly newsletter will be sent to participating organizations. In the newsletter, the commission will recognize an outstanding organization and/or project for that month. At the end of the year, the commission will recognize an organization of the year at a dinner, meeting, or public forum.