Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
1,928

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,928

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Fellows Program

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

Sustainability Fellows in the Office of Sustainability serve as peer-to-peer educators. The Sustainability Fellows have an orientation at the beginning of each year that goes over peer education principles. They also have bi-weekly meetings that include professional development and time to review progress on projects and event planning. Additionally, during their first year as a Sustainability Fellow, they take an Applied Sustainability Seminar for 2-credits to provide them with a deeper understanding of sustainability, how our campus works, and how to implement projects on campus. In addition to peer-to-peer education activities, the Sustainability Fellows also work on implementing sustainability projects on campus.

Working in teams, the Sustainability Fellows plan monthly training sessions on topics such as recycling and waste, energy and climate change, and sustainable food. Outreach events are also held for Campus Sustainability Week, Fall Weekend, RecycleMania and Earth Day. Some examples of events held in 2019-2020 include an event called "Heating Your Room for Camels" which reviewed how the campus heating system worked and how students can manage their room temperature, a screening and discussion of the Game Changers documentary, and a winter weather clothing swap.


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

The Sustainability Fellows outreach programs target the entire student body.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
22

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
3

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
1,980

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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
1,980

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.03

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