Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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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:
28639

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
CEB – Community Events Board - Residential Housing

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
1700

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

The community events board is made up of student assistants hired to be Community Event Officers. We have one Community Event Officer per residence hall. They are responsible for organizing social and educational events for our on-campus residents. A few examples of programs include: Black out Green On (energy savings competition), an annual clothing swap, and recycling fundraiser awareness programs.


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

The students apply for the Community Event Officer positions and are interviewed by our Residential Life Pro-Staff team who oversee the Residential Life Educational Program the Housing Department. We look for students who understand the need and importance for peer-on-peer education.


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

The CEB program begins with a large group training at the beginning of August with follow up developmental activities throughout the year. They have regular meetings with the Pro-Staff in charge of residential life education throughout the academic year.


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

The CEB program is provided a program budget to purchase supplies or pay for services for the programs they provide to our residents. The budget money comes out of a Trust Fund which was set up for the specific purpose of supporting social and educational programs/events for residents. The money is generated off of contracts which provide a commission to Housing, all funds from the commission based contracts are for this fund.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Department Outreach & Events

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
26939

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

The Sustainability Department at Sacramento State utilizes the help of students to promote sustainability minded events to their peers. The largest sustainability event of the year is Earth Day; students educate their peers by managing booths at the Earth Day event which brings students, educators, vendors , and the public to Sac State. Students also help educate their peers during Energy Conservation Awareness Day, Recycle Day, Water Conservation Day, Bike Month, and Mulching Mania. The Sustainability Department hires numerous student assistants to educate their peers through managing the Sustainability Department's website and social media accounts.


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

Student educators are selected based on their interest in the program. We allow any sustainability minded students with a passion to promote our mission to participate in our events as outreach educators.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

Student volunteers are educated and trained based on the needs of the event, whether that be understanding outreach information to properly educate other students that visit the booth they are managing, to training student volunteers how to properly conduct a river clean-up on the American River so that they may manage and educate a clean up team of their own. Sustainability student assistants receive comprehensive training on such topics as water conservation, energy conservation, recycling methods so that they may educate other student peers on what is happening on campus, conduct presentations for the sustainability department, and educate other students through department social media channels.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Student assistants are hired by the Sustainability Department and receive hourly financial compensation for their work.


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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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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other 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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