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Students, Faculty and Staff Asked for Input on Recycling

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VERMILLION, S.D. — The University of South Dakota has partnered with a sustainability consulting firm for a new recycling program and wants to gather ideas from people who study and work on the Vermillion campus.

The Verdis Group, of Omaha, Nebraska, is conducting an online survey over the next two weeks and seeking input from USD students, faculty and staff. It takes 10-15 minutes, is anonymous and participants can win one of five $20 Vermillion Bucks (three for students and two for faculty/staff). The survey site:

Some key components to the partnership, which started in December and will conclude with recommendations in early May: vendor assessment, benchmarking, waste audit, waste/recycling infrastructure and communication assessment, and a campus-wide survey.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News