Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.22 / 4.00 Caroline Huck
Director
Programs for Leadership and Service Education
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Number of students enrolled for credit:

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

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
10.86

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Volunteer Center

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):
The Volunteer Center is a student-run office dedicated to helping students find volunteer opportunities on and off campus. Student staff are trained to locate specific service sites and to help students explore what their interests may be and how to best suit them. The mission of the Butler University Volunteer Center is to assist members of the Butler University community in finding meaningful volunteer experiences and to provide opportunities to reflect on these experiences; thereby deepening the education of students and making a significant contribution of service to Indianapolis and the larger community. Sustainability programs include alternative spring break, fall alternative break, connection to on-campus and community organizations including sustainability and social justice organizations, and the campus food pantry. Goals of the Volunteer Center: Critical program elements are preparation, action, and reflection. To educate the "whole" student through community involvement To actively promote volunteerism and volunteer opportunities to members of the Butler University community To serve as a liaison between university volunteer and community service agencies To assist individuals and groups in finding worthwhile volunteer experiences To lend support to new an existing volunteer activities and groups on campus To enhance students' understanding of societal issues through experiential learning To educate our future community leaders and prepare them for what they will face To recognize and celebrate the volunteer efforts of members of the Butler University community

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):
The target audience is the entire student body. All students are encouraged to work with the volunteer center to connect with service on campus and in the community. Some services they provide are: A weekly listserv of upcoming and ongoing service opportunities Monthly service projects throughout Indianapolis Individual service consultations Support for planning group service projects The Volunteer Opportunities listserv serving student organizations Contacts and resources for Indianapolis-based community agencies An interactive and informative website

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Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Leadership Cohort

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):
The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) is an intentional internship model that focuses on peer-to-peer mentorship and community building while providing experiential research opportunities for Butler students to practice real-world problem solving and learn tangible skills for professional development and career preparedness. Students in the SLC work on a variety of urban ecology and sustainability research projects across campus and the community. SLC students and advisors meet weekly as a cohort to support one another, co-develop ideas, learn about community engagement and change-making,, how to market programming, professional social media voice, and engage as a community that works to solve complex sustainability challenges.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
Programming led by the SLC is geared toward the entire student body with several programs also engaging faculty and staff. One SLC position works directly with students in Irvington residential hall to engage students in sustainability, gardening in raised beds, farm to fork food, and the importance of native plants for pollinators.

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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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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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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
1,320

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
2.04

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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For further information about the Sustainability Leadership Cohort, please contact Jamie Valentine, CUES assistant director.

For further information about the Sustainability Leadership Cohort, please contact Jamie Valentine, CUES assistant director.

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