Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Baylor University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Smith Getterman
Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
16787

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):
16787

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Sustainability Student Advisory Board

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
16787

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

The Sustainability Student Advisory Board (SSAB) acts as the conduit between the University, the University Sustainability Committee, and the Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects and the student body. Members of the SSAB are responsible for putting together the Creation Week celebration, act as the sounding board for many university operations offices, and help shape campus wide sustainability efforts that directly effect their peers. The SSAB is also responsible for engaging with the student body to help garner support for and excitement about the sustainability program.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students apply for the limited number of positions available on the board and must meet GPA requirements. Each classification of student is represented on the board, from Freshmen to PhD students. Applicants go through a two step process before being selected to the board: Application review and in person interview with the Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects.


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

Members of the Student Advisory Board are given a two hour orientation at the beginning of the Fall semester which trains them and educates them on all university sustainability initiatives. The board meets monthly to review goals and provide feedback.


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 Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects acts as the advisor for the board and attends all meetings. A member of the student advisory board sits on the University Sustainability Committee.


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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd 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) (2nd program):
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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):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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