Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.46
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date May 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bryant University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.21 / 4.00 Meghan Rice
Sustainability Administrator
Facilities
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
3,674

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,865

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
50.76

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Sustain Us

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

Supported by Facilities Operations, SustainUs is a student-run organization that promotes sustainability on campus as well as implements various sustainable practices. The Instagram page promotes different ways students can practice being sustainable as a college student. Many events are held throughout the academic school year such as campus cleanups, farmers market, earth week activities including speakers talking about different fields of sustainability. Bi-weekly meetings occur for general members or any student at Bryant that would like to learn about sustainability. These meetings include training on different topics regarding sustainability such as learning about a vegan lifestyle, reducing your carbon footprint, single use plastics, recycling, thrifting, and many more.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

SustainUS' target audience is any student at Bryant University whether they join the club or not. Everyone could use knowledge about environmentalism and sustainability, so by sharing different facts and information on our Instagram page we are able to reach a larger target audience.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
5

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
560

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Enactus

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

The Finance and Marketing faculty provide support to Enactus, a national organization that is founded upon many pillars, sustainability being one of them. For Bryant’s Enactus organization, students are trained to promote sustainability through entrepreneurial and business practices to give back to the community through carrying out projects that embody our pillars and promote sustainability within the community. While the whole program is not focused on sustainability, it is now a significant part of the program.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

Enactus targets college students that are willing to use their business backgrounds to promote community service projects to promote sustainability both on and off our college campus. Our goal is to improve the surrounding community and create opportunities for those in and outside of our club.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
8

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
300

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Fashion Forum

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

With oversight from the Academic Center for Excellence, the Bryant Fashion Forum is a student based organization on campus that hosts interactive and informational meetings about careers in the fashion industry and other fashion related topics. One mission of the Bryant Fashion Forum is to promote sustainable fashion and teach members how to find sustainable brands or implement sustainable fashion into their lives and even careers.

The Bryant Fashion Forum hosts a variety of speakers with experience in the fashion industry that provide unique advice for students interested in this type of career as well as creative events such as thrifting trips and DIY upcycling.

This organization trains students on ways to bridge the gap between business and fashion while in a sustainable, educational, and inspiring manner.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The Bryant Fashion Forum’s main target audience is any student at Bryant that has an interest in fashion as a hobby, a career in fashion, or an interest in sustainability within the fashion industry.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
6

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
3

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
252

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
1,112

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.60

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs 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.
These groups are all funded by Bryant's student government (student involvement fees are managed and distributed by Bryant's student government).

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