Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Belmont University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
7185

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
ECO Club

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
7185

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

Belmont's Environmental Club, provides interaction with students across campus who are interested in environmental issues. Activities include river clean-ups, exotic plant removals, Earth Day awareness events, nature hikes, and environmentally-focused guest speakers.
http://www.belmont.edu/iss/environmental_science_program/student_activities.html


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

Student leaders rise within the club and decide which programs to present each semester.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

No formal training is received.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Programs are supported either through fundraising done by students or a grant awarded by the student government association.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
KIVA Global Sustainability and Fiscal Literacy Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
1500

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

Belmont has been offering our entering first-year students the opportunity to participate in the KIVA program – a microlending program focused on helping establish sustainable economic practices/opportunities in the developing world. Each year the University offers every first-year student $25 to loan via KIVA to help change the life of someone that they’ve never met. If the students donate $25 of their own money, we’ll add in another $25. We typically have more than 60% of our entering students take advantage of this program and have loaned more than $35,000 via KIVA in the past four years. This is meant to help our students think about global sustainability/development and finding ways to give of themselves to help others.
http://www.belmont.edu/tt/summer/kiva.html


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

All first-year students participate in the program as it is a residence hall competition.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

The RAs are taught the basics of the KIVA program and supervise it for their hall.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The University invests approximately $37,500 to enable the students engage in the programming.


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 how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):
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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):
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