Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Fort Lewis College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Rachel Landis
Coordinator
Environmental Center
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
3,570

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):
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Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
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Name of the student educators program:
Environmental Center Student Leadership Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
3,570

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

The Environmental Center cultivates tomorrow's environmental leaders by engaging them with opportunities to create change on campus and in the community. To achieve this end goal, one of the Environmental Center's flagship programs is our Student Environmental Leadership program. Within this, the EC's hires 25-30 staff to populate our five initiative areas-- Local Food Security, Real Food Challenge, Zero Waste, Campus Sustainability and Aesthetic Activists. Our student teams then implement projects, programs and activities to meet their team's mission. Each team is required, at a minimum, to complete two campus-directed outreach and engagement activities each semester. Environmental Center professional staff and supporting campus and community partners provide training on effective outreach and educational strategies.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students are selected through a competitive application process that examines students' interests and skill sets, as well as, how students perceive that participation in this program will benefit their future personal, civic, and professional life.


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

Students participate in weekly meetings that have educational activities, workshops and classes embedded within them. Additionally, all students attend a Fall and Spring day-long staff retreat that focuses on professional and skills development. Student Team Coordinators attend an additional weekly training meeting. All students receive 1-on-1 training and coaching by EC professional staff, as needed.


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 Environmental Center's Student Environmental Leadership program is sponsored in part by the FLC Student Activity Fees, administered by the student-managed Financial Allocation Board. Additionally, staff that qualify for Work Study funding as part of their Financial Aid package are paid for their efforts. FLC further sponsors this program by providing offices within the Student Union


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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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 how the student educators are selected (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 program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (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):
5,760

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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