Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date June 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bryant University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.05 / 4.00 Katie Hughes
Student Affairs Specialist
VPSA
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
3641

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):
1865

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
51.22

Name of the student educators program:
Sustain Us

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1480

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

The purpose of Sustain Us is to develop and implement projects to improve Bryant University's campus sustainability efforts focusing in three areas:
1. We will execute activities to further operational efficiency and stewardship on campus
2. We will organize and promote events to raise environmental awareness and educate peers about sustainability on campus to enact societal change within the student body
3. Partner with Coalesce (Bryant Sustainability Advisors) in order to have access to a larger span of resources and mentorship on campus

Examples of peer-to-peer outreach include:
-Social Media and Digital Screen posts educating the Bryant Community on Zero-waste practices, and #FunFactFriday education campaigns about how to lead a more sustainable life.
-Organized Arts & Supplies Recycling Drive (co-sponsorship with the Creative Arts Club)
-Recyclemania (campus-wide initiative to recycle old electronics)
-Co-sponsoring events with other organizations to provide guidance in sustainable practices

Messaging to current students is sent out via newsletters from the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement as well as Bryant email Alerts.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

All interested members of the Bryant community are welcome. In order to maintain membership in Sustain Us, the member must at a minimum, commit 20 hours to the organization over a semester. These hours can be attained through general meetings, project meetings, leadership meetings, volunteering at events, and any other events involving the organization. All members will contribute to the merit and advancement of the organization and will represent Sustain Us and Bryant at their best.


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

Sustain Us members learn project management, leadership, and communications skills in the planning and execution of tasks and campaigns throughout the year during meetings through guidance from Coalesce and hands on experience in implementing and reflecting on events and activities.


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 Sustain Us is a student organization with an advisor from the outside organization Coalesce, an external sustainability advising firm. The group is funded through the Student Involvement Fee that each undergraduate student contributes to each semester.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Enactus

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
185

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

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization of students, faculty, and corporate leaders who focus on creating entrepreneurial sustainable solutions for community issues through outreach programs. The Bryant chapter's Green Team focuses on green initiatives on campus and off.


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

The University funds Enactus through the Student Senate's organizational budgeting process. Enactus must submit a budget each year in order to retain funding from the Student Senate. The Senate is allotted funding by the University to underwrite these costs.


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

Students receive hands on training in implementing activities


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):

The University funds Enactus through the Student Senate’s annual budgeting process. Enactus must request a budget each year in order to obtain funding. The Senate allocates budgets to requesting student organizations from funds available through the Student Involvement Fee


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
The Community Activism and Leadership Organization (CALO)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
200

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

The Community Activism and Leadership Organization, or CALO, focuses on directing student effort toward social good. The Green Initiative primarily focuses on finding sustainable solutions to environmental challenges and opportunities on campus and in the surrounding community.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):

This is a recognized student club open to the students at Bryant to join


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):

Typically CALO members receive training when they volunteer with organizations that require it. For example, when students volunteer with the RISCPA there is a handling and orientation process. When students begin tutoring at local middle schools, there was a certain amount of training as well as background checks.


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):

This club has a club budget like other recognized clubs at the University


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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Head counts for each program came from, attendance records, participation tallies, social media engagement data, and email tracking data.

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