Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:
13764

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Resident Assistants, Housing & Sustainability

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
4215

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

The Housing & Sustainability Committee consists of students, faculty and staff who have an interest in “green” initiatives, collaborating to create policies, events and promotional material with the intention of informing the campus community about local and global ecological concerns. The Residents Assistants work with to implement events, projects, and initiatives as well as disseminate educational outreach developed by FGCU's Housing& Sustainability Committee.

Some of the most recent projects like this include:
-installing water fountains and promoting the use of reusable water bottles
-transitioning the residents halls to dingle stream recycling
-initiating a liquid ozone cleaning system
-planning and running the Green Eagle Festival, LIGHTS OUT for Earth Hour, and a variety of service learning projects.


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

Students apply to become RAs by going trough the process describes in this link: http://www.fgcu.edu/Housing/PDFs/NLV_RA_documents.pdf


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

A Resident Director is appointed as chairperson of the Housing & Sustainability Committee. The committee then decides what initiatives to focus on in instructing residents. Education occurs through formal and informal channels, from informational flyers to group events.


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

RA's receive a stipend of at least $750 per semester plus housing accommodations and carrying out the projects of the Housing & Sustainability committee is one of their responsibilities.

Additionally, all events are paid for out of the housing budgets. Any collaboration with other organizations and departments is requested as necessary.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Director of Environmental Initiatives, Student Government Executive Branch

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
13764

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

Student Government has requested that the Environmental Health & Safety Sustainability Coordinator mentor this position. This position is pays a stipend of $2500.00. Student government allocates over $10,000.00 per year for various outreach events including Earth Day, Active Lifestyles for Healthy Adults (ALOHA) Week, Recyclemania, and speakers such as Julia Butterfly Hill and Fabien Cousteau.


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

The Student Government Director of Environmental Initiatives position is hired by the Student Government Executive Branch. This link shows the application http://fgcusg.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Executive-Cabinet-Application-Mar-20132.pdf


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

The student hired as the Director of Environmental Initiatives is expected to have a sustainability related major. In addition to their coursework, they work closely with Environmental Health & Safety’s Sustainability Coordinator and have a seat on the University’s Environmental Sustainability Committee and Housing & Sustainability Committee. Additional training comes from opportunities such as the Sierra Student Coalition's in-person comprehensive training for college-aged youth (Sprogs) and conferences such as Power Shift.


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

Student Government has requested that the Environmental Health & Safety Sustainability Coordinator mentor this position. This position is pays a stipend of $2500.00. Student government allocates over $10,000.00 per year for various outreach events including Earth Day, Active Lifestyles for Healthy Adults (ALOHA) Week, Recyclemania, and speakers such as Julia Butterfly Hill and Fabien Cousteau.


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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 program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to 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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