About Student Staff (学生職員)
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Office of Sophia Sustainability Promotion employs student staff in order to encourage faculty, staff, and students to share ideas across disciplines and create new value from them. Student staff members are divided into three teams: Campus Team, the Planning Team, and the Communications Team, and they actively participate in sustainable campus related projects, event/ project planning, and communications through web articles and social media posts. They are involved in the work of Offi ce of Sophia Sustainability Promotion by utilizing their young, fl exible and creative minds.
The Campus Team is promoting the universal design of Sophia University’s Yotsuya Campus with the goal of creating a safe and comfortable campus for all users.
First of all, we focused on the lack of signage and lack of uniformity on campus, which is a concern of many students. We conducted a fieldwork survey in September with the participation of general students in order to understand what kind of signage would be ideal. Based on the results of the survey, we will create a signage plan (manual/guideline) that covers various sustainability areas including D&I, and strive to improve the three barriers of environment, information, and awa reness.
We are also planning to promote the use of personal containers in school cafeterias and kitchen cars, and thorough labeling of allergies, in cooperation with related departments. Our goal is to create a campus that is full of discussions on how to create a sustainable society by making people more aware of this issue in their daily lives.
The Planning Team was established to launch and manage projects on the theme of SDGs and sustainability, with student staff working with various people from companies and the community.
Specifically, we are planning to hold an event called “Let’s Learn from Yoshio Kojima” on the anniversary of our founding on November 1. We are in charge of creating slogans, brochure design, and preparations for the day of the event.
In addition, we are also planning to conduct collaborative projects between companies and student staff, and lectures for junior and senior high school students, making use of the unique persp ective of students.
The main role of the Communications Team is to publicize news and information about SDG-related activities at Sophia University.
In addition to editing the “SDGs & Sustainability”page on the Sophia University official website,
we are planning to open an Instagram account to reach out to a young audience. Currently, as part
of creating content for the official website, we are interviewing student organizations about their
SDG initiatives, and writing articles about SDGrelated research and academic events held at the university.
We are also conducting a survey on the activities of Sophia University in responseto the THE (Times Higher Education) Impact Ranking, and researching SDG activities at other universities and overseas.