I'm one! Clean campus Crew

Hi, I'm Andrew Geerts, a junior education major from Smyrna, and I'm One! I'm a member of the Clean Campus Crew.

As part of the Tennessee's Best program The Clean Campus Crew students will walk selected areas on campus helping to pick up litter and removing signs that are posted on lampposts, trees and other areas not approved for signage. We were selected for the team when we responded to a request from the Financial Aid office asking students who had work-study scholarships if they wanted to be part of the Clean Campus Crew. I wanted to do more with my scholarship hours than just sitting behind a desk somewhere. This program really fits my idea of being a productive member of the campus community. It will make a difference on the whole campus. It doesn't feel very good to walk onto campus and see a pile of trash. If students see other students cleaning up, maybe they will be able to find the trash can on their first try.

Not only do I hope that other students will take my lead and rid campus of as much litter as possible, but I hope my sons do, too. Both Dylan, 10, and Austyn, 7, will come out on campus with me from time to time to do their part. I really hope this program encourages others. It will make a huge difference very quickly if everyone helps pick up. If they see that we care about it, they will be more likely to as well.

I hope to see you out there! Join our efforts to help keep MTSU's campus clean. You can be one, too—an honorary member of the Clean Campus Crew!