Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.99 / 4.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:
3,376

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Wellness Wheel Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
839

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

Each semester every Resident Assistant is required to hold three programs for campus residents. Program themes are selected from a ‘Wellness Wheel’ with eight sections including an “Environmental” section and others relating to health. On average each hall will complete the Wellness Wheel two times each semester giving an environmental program two times each semester. The larger halls can complete the wheel three times a semester, making three environmental programs each semester.


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

A student desiring to be an RA must have live-in residence hall or related experience for a period equivalent to one academic semester and must have earned a minimum of twenty-four semester hours prior to employment. In order to sign RA contract, the applicant must be currently registered for classes and carrying a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25.


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

The RA’s are given formal training on how to plan and lead a program during RA Training in the fall and in their RA Class. Training includes a 7-step model. The model takes them from idea formation in the beginning to thank you’s and evaluations in the end. Spring 2014's RA Training Day included a specific session on sustainability.


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

Resident Assistants (RA) at Black Hills State University are highly trained student staff members that work for the department of Residence Life. RA's are in place at all of the residence halls.


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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 financial or other support the institution provides to the program (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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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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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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