Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Janet Purchase
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 4.00 John Bock
Professor / Director
Anthropology / Center for Sustainablity
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
39890

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):
120

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
0.30

Name of the student educators program:
U-ACRE Project

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
120

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

The U-ACRE Project is a collaboration between Cal State Fullerton, Santa Ana College, Fullerton College, and UC Santa Barbara. The project was established in 2011 by Sara Johnson, Professor of Anthropology at Cal State Fullerton, and has been continually funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants program as well as other sources.

U-ACRE uses urban agriculture as a lens to understand complex issues facing our community, including food and housing insecurity, nutritional sufficiency, environmental justice, and sustainable development. 15 students receive stipends. These students utilize their training in a peer mentoring education and mentoring program with service-learning students from a number of classes, ranging from 100- tot 300-level.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students apply in response to a solicitation made in classes, flyers, and through the student portal. Their application includes an essay component. Those selected show drive and passion for sustainability education.


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

Selected students participate in a service learning class (ANTH 458 Sustainable Urban Food Systems) that includes urban agricultural training at the Fullerton Arboretum.


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 program is externally funded by the USDA. The university provides support through faculty assigned time.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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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 program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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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):
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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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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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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):
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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