Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.69 / 4.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
2,833

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
2,388

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
84.29

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Campus EcoReps

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

Campus EcoReps facilitate sustainability programs on the residence halls across Furman's campus. They meet with residents and provide information and access to campus-wide sustainability initiatives. Initiatives have included reusable takeout containers for campus dining, residence hall composting, and certification of rooms as green living spaces.


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

100% of residential students are served. There are 1-2 Eco Reps assigned to each residence hall, or EcoRegion, could include parts of a building or more than one building.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
32

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
2,048

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Student Sustainability Fellowships

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

The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities student fellowships focus on sustainability research and service on campus. Fellowships that include peer-to-peer education are the Outreach and Engagement Fellow, Community Dialogue Fellow, and EcoReps Fellow.

Fellows also regularly engage with and educate their peers through social media posts, blogs, surveys, and newsletter articles related to their fellowship. They work in tandem with the Shi Institute to ensure that every student's voice is heard and that campus sustainability initiatives are readily accessible to 100% of the student body.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The Shi Institute's Student Sustainability Fellowships offer programming and outreach to 100% of Furman's undergraduate student body, specifically targeting areas of the campus experience including residential life, waste management, food, and community engagement and assessment.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
16

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
5,120

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Housing and Residence Life Student Staff - RAISE

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

Furman Housing and Residence Life employs Resident Assistants and First Year Resident Advisors. A subset of this staff, called RAISE, meets weekly to discuss issues of diversity and inclusivity on Furman's campus. This group has provided targeted programming for other peer educators and for the general Furman student body including a Dins Dialogue retreat, RA Inservice on Diversity, "Diversity Cupcakes" program, Safe Sex and consent education tables, National Women's Month card writing, and cultural life program events around issues of racism in the United States.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

RAISE aims to empower residents and housing staff to tackle diversity and inclusivity issues, while all RA's and FRAD's target their residents, which covers all students living on Furman's campus.

https://www.furman.edu/people/stephanie-hesbacher/


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
10

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
1,600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
8,768

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
3.67

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All information about EcoReps program came via an email directly to Hannah Dailey at the Shi Institute.

All information about Sustainability Fellowships came from Shi Institute documentation.

Information about Housing and Residence Life (specifically about RAISE) came via email directly to Stephanie Hesbacher with Housing and Residence Life.

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