Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.66 / 4.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
16,079

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
9,034

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
56.19

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student Sustainability Educators

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

At the beginning of the school year, sustainability educators and the Office of Sustainability staff decide on goals for events, communication, and initiatives that align with the short and long term sustainability goals of the university. Students attend a one day training at the start of the school year to prepare for the year, learn about campus sustainability, and determine goals for the year. Students then attend ongoing weekly meetings that include training as needed. Examples of activities the students engage in include helping students reduce water and energy consumption with behavior change education and competitions, promoting recycling and composting through demonstration, contributing to social media, and coordinating events such as a Transportation Fair, Zero Waste Basketball Game, Earth Day Celebration, and film screenings. Students are also available to partner with any interested student organizations or campus offices on additional programming. The entirety of the campus community are invited to attend events and participate in programming hosted by Student Sustainability Educators.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

All students on campus are invited to the majority of events and programs hosted by educators, this includes tabling on campus to promote energy efficiency, water conservation and proper waste sorting. Organizations on campus are also invited to request help from the educators to sort waste at events.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
10

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
8

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
2,400

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
2,400

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.27

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Student Sustainability Educators (SSE) program was active until the end of the Spring 2019 semester - there are no current webpages available with SSE information, since the internship program has changed structure.

9,034.0 students served is the number of undergraduates enrolled for credit in FY19.

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