Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Earlham College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.77 / 4.00 Jamey Pavey
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
1126

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):
1060

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
94.14

Name of the student educators program:
Student Sustainability Corps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1060

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

The Student Sustainability Corps (SSC) is an initiative under the Environmental Leadership Program that gives students from all disciplines an opportunity to engage with the sustainability initiatives on campus. The students can apply to be a part of either the Major Initiatives and Events, Campus and Community Engagement, or Operations.
The teams perform various roles in sustainability education across the campus. The Campus and Community engagement team facilitate the Green Office Program, lead outreach initiatives at the neighboring schools and assist with creating consistent signage in all campus buildings.
The major initiatives team host manage the campus-wide free store, coordinate end of the year move out programs, host movie screenings and discussion panels about sustainability and, bring nationwide sustainability organizations for events on campus.
The Operations team oversee the collection of composting and recycling around campus.
SSC programs and projects serve all members of the Earlham community and concerted efforts are made to ensure widespread awareness of initiatives and events.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The program is advertised to all members of the community through Handshake, the online portal for all Earlham on-campus employment opportunities. Candidates are chosen after an assessment of personal interest, enthusiasm and experience. Returning students also have the opportunity to serve as leaders for their respective teams upon rehire.


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

Student Sustainability Corps members attend the sustainability retreat hosted by the Environmental Leadership Program at the start of each semester. The students learn to work on project building and establish the goals and expectations for the semester. There are team building activities facilitated by the Director of Sustainability, Director of Outdoor Education and the Miller Farm Director, along with the student team leaders. SSC members also have access to resources through the Post Landfill Action Network and AASHE via institutional memberships.


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 funded through the Environmental Leadership Program at Earlham College. The students are compensated $7.25/hr for their time spent on the development and execution of programs and activities. SSC teams are given a $250 budget per semester, with additional funding available for larger projects/programs. The Director of the Environmental Leadership Program provides administrative support to the SSC. Small internal grants are also available to support specific initiatives.


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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 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 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):
1800

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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number of hours calculated based on 12 students working an average of 6 hours per week for 26 weeks per year

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