We create and increase social, economic and environmental sustainability. We work with USD and the wider Vermillion community to create projects and hold outreach opportunities to educate the public about what it means to live sustainably.
Every spring we host Earth Days along with the local organization Greening Vermillion and local businesses and farms.
We are always looking for new ideas from students of all majors. You do not have to be in the sustainability program to participate, but sustainability majors and minors are encouraged to join.
USD's Student Government Association (SGA) offers funds for projects related to sustainability.
Stage 1: All applicants must submit a brief project abstract to the committee before applying for a grant. The application committee will review abstracts and reply within two weeks of the committee review date. Applicants who submit abstracts by the early deadline will receive committee decisions with feedback and the chance to resubmit, if requested by the committee.
Early submission deadline: October 15, 5 p.m. CST
Final submission deadline: October 31, 5 p.m. CST
Stage 2: The committee will invite a limited number of projects to present their grant abstracts the week of November 13. Grant winners will be announced by the end of November.
Project abstracts must:
Budgets should be submitted in the following format:
|Item||Cost per item||Quantity||Total Amount|
|Interns for project implementation||$12/hour at 100 hours||2||$2,400|
For early abstracts, save the document as "EA_ProjectName_YourLastName" and as "FA_ProjectName_YourLastName" for final abstracts. Email the completed abstract to email@example.com with the name of the project in the subject line.
Questions and comments may be directed to the University of South Dakota Student Government Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 677-6845.