Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.66
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Auburn University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.62 / 4.00 Jennifer Morse
Administrator: Outreach and Communications
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
28290

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
18497

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
65.38

Name of the student educators program:
Be Well Hut

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
18000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Be Well Hut is the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness Service's peer outreach program. Their team encourages healthy living among their peers by leading activities and discussing topics that are focused on making healthy choices as college students.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students apply and then interview for the position with university staff.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Students go through a two hour training. In addition they are given a topic area to research and then create educational materials such as handouts or buttons.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

The departmental budget covers all the costs associated with the program.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
The Leadership Program through Auburn Outdoors

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
497

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Leadership Program is a series of trainings designed for potential trip leaders to learn many aspects of working for an outdoor recreational program. The trainings consist of many topics that pertain to outdoor leadership, but also focus on skills that are transferable to other areas of life. Trainings are offered to current Auburn Outdoors student leaders who serve as educators to their peers. Specifically they run bike clinics and day trips, extended trips over breaks, and weekend trips through the program.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Formal interview process with Auburn Outdoors


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Students learn leadership skills such as solid judgement, decision making skills, and conflict resolution tactics both through on-the-job training and by attending the Arkansas Regional Adventure Programming (ARAP) Conference. At the ARAP students lead and attend presentations and skills clinics among their peers. They also attend a Leadership Training trip that occurs over a weekend where they have live scenarios and practice teaching in the natural environment. We also teach Leave No Trace on all of our courses.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

Institution pays 2 full time salaried employees and a 50 student staff to oversee the Auburn Outdoors program.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
0

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The EMERGE leadership program in the Division of Student Affairs is developing a training curriculum and program that will potentially have stronger ties to sustainability in the coming years. However, for this reporting time, the program does not sufficiently 'train students to become “experts” in a certain sustainability-focused topic', rather they receive more of an overview of sustainability.

Health Promotion and Wellness Services is currently working with Tiger Dining to create an Nutrition Ambassadors Program.

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