Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.80 / 4.00 Jeff Rioux
Director
Center for Public Service
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
2,518

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
2,518

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Interns

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

Sustainability Interns work to educate the campus on how to live a sustainable life on our campus. They accomplish this by keeping the students engaged in our efforts as a liaison between the student body and Facilities Services in matters pertaining to sustainability. A few things they consistently do are coordinate with and support other sustainability leaders on campus at monthly meetings, and give a presentation at new student orientation.


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

The target audience is the entire student body. First year students are reached through the orientation program. Workshops offered throughout the year target all students. Various methods are used to reach a wide audience, from passive programming like posters and social media to active workshops at the Opportunities Fair and in residence halls.


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

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
40

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
400

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Painted Turtle Farm Program Coordinators

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

Painted Turtle Farm PCs work daily on the farm to cultivate crops for a 20 week CSA program. They also work with and educate community volunteers that visit the farm and local Latino families who have their own plot on the community garden portion of the farm. Finally, they collaborate with other groups on campus (student clubs) on educational programs related to the environment and sustainability (film discussions; recycling and composting awareness). All students working for CPS go through a rigorous training period to introduce them to the social justice issues that
they are confronting, and prepare them to coordinate and facilitate their various outreach programs in the community. In addition, PCs at PTF receive training in Certified Naturally Grown methods as the farm is a CNG farm. An example of peer-to-peer education would be tours that PCs give to all volunteers, as well as to some classes as "field trips" introducing them to the philosophy and sustainable practices of CNG.


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

The target audience is the entire student body. They reach students through course-based field trips; volunteer opportunities; social events at the farm; orientation week service project; and potlucks.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
3

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
48

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
13

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
1,860

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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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):
2,260

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.90

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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