Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
3327

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):
3327

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
MESA (Masters of Environmental Studies Association)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
102

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

The Masters of Environmental Studies Association (MESA) is committed to supporting MES students in their professional development. They also organize the annual Rachel Carson Forum, which provides a public space to raise important environmental concerns within our community.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students in the Master's of Environmental Studies program may volunteer as part of this student association.


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

As students of the Master's of Environmental Studies program, the student educators receive training through the course load.


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):

MESA is funded through the Student Activities, or S&A Board; this funding can be used for anything other than food. MESA also applies for its own grants via the Clean Energy Fund on Campus.

For food for the Rachel Carson Forum & other smaller events, the organization has raised funds independently (e.g. through a t-shirt & hoodie sale).


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Greener Organization, Resident Assistants

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
651

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

The Greener Organization (GO) is Evergreen's chapter of an RHA (Resident Hall Association). Everyone living in housing is a member. It acts as the hall government as well as the Student Activities Board for residential students. The main purpose is to serve residents by determining which activities will best benefit our diverse population and how those activities will be structured. They work closely with Resident Assistants to provide tons of social opportunities every year ranging from ice cream socials to full-out freshman orientation programs. GO provides forums and opportunities for residents to engage with campus resources and offices to gain access to resources, hear about opportunities for engagement, and to provide input on current or future endeavors.


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

GO members are elected by their peers. Resident Assistants and Sustainability Interns go through a competitive application process.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Once elected, GO members and RA's receive briefings from Residence and Dining staff on processes and procedures, including waste sorting and use of the residence hall gardens.


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):

The GO and RA's are coordinated and advised by permanent staff in Residence and Dining.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
The Writing Center

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
3327

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

The mission of the Writing Center is to support Evergreen writers of diverse abilities and identities by cultivating confidence, skills, self-awareness, and agency at every stage of the writing process through peer-to-peer collaboration. Students in any of Evergreen's degree programs can make an appointment to meet with a writing tutor at any stage of the writing process to develop their ideas and refine their work.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):

Students interested in becoming a peer writing tutor are required to take a two-credit course, Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor’s Craft, offered every Spring at the Olympia and Tacoma campuses.

At the end of the class, interested students interview for a paid internship the following Fall. After the internship, intern tutors interview again for permanent positions.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):

Students interested in becoming a peer writing tutor are required to take a two-credit course, Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor’s Craft, prior to consideration for the position. Cultivating Voice combines readings, reflective writing, seminar, and a practicum to prepare students to become peer tutors in the Writing Centers. During class, students explore tutoring theories, examine the role of a peer tutor, and develop effective tutoring practices. In the practicum, students observe peer tutoring and graduate to supervised tutoring. The course also encourages students to examine and address their own biases as they relate to race, class, gender, ability, and more, while working with writers.


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):

The Writing Center is funded through the library's budget as part of academics.


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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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