Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.55
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Concordia College - Moorhead
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.45 / 4.00 Samantha Westrate
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
2132

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):
1304

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
61.16

Name of the student educators program:
Eco-Representatives

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1304

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

Eco-Reps, short for Eco-Representatives, is a program of Residence Life that seeks to support student leaders, and to invite all students to engage with issues related to sustainability and practice it together in the residence halls. These paid positions require a commitment of approximately 4 hours per week.

Eco-Reps:
• Lead Concordia’s participation in Campus Conservation Nationals
• Coordinate a sustainable move-out program
• Create and lead events and activities related to sustainability in your residence hall
• Decide how to shape the future of the Eco-Rep program


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Eco-Representatives must reside on-campus. In the spring, applications are accepted for returning students, with an additional application period in the early fall, so that 1st years have an opportunity to apply as well. The Sustainability Coordinator and Director of Residence Life review applications (which includes a CV, and answers to several questions about interest and vision), and make selections. Up to two representatives per hall are selected.


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

Eco-Representatives participate in Residence Life Leadership Training in September, which is also attended by the student leadership of each hall's Hall Council. This half day training introduces students to the resources available to assist student organizations at Concordia, information on publicity, and guidance on how to plan successful events. It is also an introduction to Residence Life staff, the structure of residence halls and their leadership, and programmatic expectations for the coming year.


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):

Eco-Representatives is a program of Residence Life, which provides funding for student pay and for materials costs for events and other miscellaneous costs. The program is advised by the Sustainability Coordinator.


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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:
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