Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.21 / 4.00 Noah Lucas
Residential & Sustainability Coordinator
Residential Education
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
2220

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):
1780

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
80.18

Name of the student educators program:
Environmental Representative Program (EcoReps)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1780

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

The Office of Sustainability coordinates an Environmental Representative program, which covers all residential buildings. The program is designed to provide student Environmental Representatives the skills and resources required to work with student residents to meet environmental performance goals. In addition, Environmental Representatives launched the Green Room Certification, now in its sixth year, to develop a resident engagement strategy that will help drive overall building environmental awareness and performance.
Environmental Representatives (EcoReps) are also responsible for general programming in their space (targeting environmental issues of particular relevance to their hall) as well as implementing Office of Sustainability programming (Campus Waste Diversion Programs, Yellow Bicycle Share Program, etc.)


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Student EcoReps must fill out an application and go through a selection process that considers their environmental interests and willingness to engage their peers in sustainability programming.


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

EcoReps return to campus the week before Orientation and participate in an intensive training that covers skills training (programming, volunteer recruitment, etc.) and HWS Sustainability practices, policies and structures (the Climate Action Plan, Support/Resources – cleaning services, Residential Education, Buildings and Grounds, and basic building functions – waste management, water, etc.).


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 Office of Sustainability has an annual budget, some of which is used to support the EcoRep program. Additionally, EcoReps partner with Residential Education, Student Activities, student groups, and others on programming and the financial support for that programming.


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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Student headcount is most current data (for FY 2017 Common Data Set). This headcount was used because the student educator program (EcoReps) was evaluated for this academic year.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.