News & Events

President and Mrs. Ortiz Float

2014 DSA Holiday Float Parade

Once again departments incorporated the use of sustainable materials in the design of their floats. This year's parade honored theme honored our retiring President and First Lady with "Reflections fo Dr. and Mrs. Ortiz".

green space award

Career Center Receives Platinum Certification

Congratulations to the Career Center who was recently recognized by the PowerSave Campus for achieving Platinum Certification in the Green Space Program! Departments may participate in this optional certification by completing a simple application and energy audit conducted by PowerSave Campus interns. Audits are currently being offered during Spring and Summer quarters. Will your department be next? Learn more by visiting:

snowman float

2013 DSA Holiday Float Parade

Departments showed thier commitment to reducing our carbon footprint with floats made from sustainable, reused, and repurposed items with the Office of Financial Aid, the Registrar's Office, and SAITS taking first, second, and third place in the parade.

greenspace award

2013 Green Space Certification Ceremony

Admissions, Athletics, Counseling Services, Enrollment Services, Orientation Services, the Registrar's Office & Student Affairs Information Technology Services were recognized for receiving Green Space certification. A special plaque was presented by the Power Save Campus Interns to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to commemorate their achievement as the first department on campus to obtain Platinum Certification.

holiday float

2012 DSA Holiday Float Parade

As in previous years, the highlight of the division Holiday Party was the float parade with entries made of reused and recycled products. Departments were challenged to design with the theme of "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" in mind. Congratulations to our winners University Housing Services, Registrar's Office, and the Children's Center.

greenspace award ceremony

2012 Green Space Certification Ceremony

ASI Facilities & Operations, Childrens Center, Dean of Students Office, Disability Resource Center, Judicial Affairs, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, Parking & Transporation Services & University Police were recognized by the Power Save Campus interns for achieving Green Space certification.

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2012 DSA Picnic Centerpiece Competition

As the division gathered to celebrate another successful academic year, departments were called upon to produce "green" centerpieces, this time with a western theme. The Career Center took first place with their entry: "Sheriff Nacho".

holiday float

2011 DSA Holiday Float Parade

Once again, departments were called upon to produce "green" floats to show off their holiday spirit. SAITS took the challenge to heart, "reusing" last year's entry. Congratulations to our winners: Sweepstakes: Counseling & Psychological Services; First Runner-up: University Housing Services; Second Runner-up: Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers.

picnic centerpiece

2011 DSA Picnic Centerpiece Competition

This year's End of the Year Picnic took on a Go Green theme with the use of eco friendly paper products and decorations. Staff were also asked to consider the environment when creating their centerpiece entries. Congratulations to the Career Center on their 1st place win.

green products lunch

Green Products Lunch & Learn

DSA purchasing staff learn about sustainable products & cost-saving measures at this event co-sponsored by Office Max.

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Earth Day 2011

The Go Green Committee participates in the University's Earth Day celebration, sharing sustainability facts & tips for reducing one's carbon footprint.

holiday float

2010 DSA Holiday Float Parade

This year's float parade featured creations made entirely of sustainalbe or recylced materials. Congratulations to CAPS who won the competition with their "Helping Hands" entry. Following the parade, in the spirit of sustainability, Santa gave recycling containers to all!