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Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date Oct. 18, 2012
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Louisiana State University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Denise Newell
Manager, Campus Sustainability
LSU Facility Services
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
28985

Program name (1st program):
LSU Ambassadors

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
6085

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

To be eligible for selection into the LSU Ambassadors, the following requirements must be met.

Attend one of the informational meetings held in the fall...

Complete and submit application acquired at mandatory informational meetings

Participate in scheduled selections events (two Sundays and an interview)

In addition, all Ambassadors must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and must not be on any academic or disciplinary probation with the University.

Each summer, about twenty Ambassadors are chosen to lead Freshman Orientation, Advising, and Pre-registration (FOAP), the university’s traditional orientation program for incoming students organized by the Office of Orientation. The chosen Ambassadors live on campus with incoming freshmen for each of the six, two-day sessions. During the sessions, the Ambassadors are officially named Orientation Leaders and teach campus traditions, assist with scheduling, and introduce the freshmen to the spirit and the pride of LSU. Students take placement tests and earn course credit for excellent performance on certain exams. The orientation program generally ends with individual advising and course scheduling sessions.


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

In preparation for the FOAP orientation, LSU Ambassadors receive training. Potential members selected as Ambassadors will then become Associate Ambassadors. Associates must complete four training sessions to earn a spot in the organization. A polo ceremony occurs at the beginning of the Spring Semester for those who complete training.

As part of this training, LSU Ambassadors receive a 1 hour presentation on LSU Sustainability and Recycling. They also receive a summary power point to add to their day two powerpoint.


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

In fulfilling the mission of the organization, Ambassadors work closely with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid, Dean of Students Office, and Office of Orientation.


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Program name (2nd program):
UNPLUG

Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (2nd program):
6413

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

Students are selected by SIFE (Student in Free Enterprise) and their faculty advisor to present at a national competition. A portion of the presentation includes the UNPLUG campaign and results.

Resident Assistants are selected by the Office of Residential LIfe.


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

SIFE students attend all planning meetings leading up to the UNPLUG event. The RLSEC (Res Life Susainability Educators COmmittee) supervises these meetings.

Resident assistants, or RAs, for each building are trained in "sustainable leadership," which educates them on how to speak to students about issues regarding sustainability and how they could better incorporate such practices into their lives.

During the month long event, SIFE provides presentations to all RA's. RA's then work the educational programming into their weekly activities (bulletin boards, posters, floor meetings, etc). Certain RAs are chosen to appear as Green Bandits making rounds through the res halls, knocking on doors and offering green tips on how to save energy.


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

The Office of Res Life sponsors the advertisement for the UNPLUG event. Donations in kind are offered from partnering departments (Engineering, Dining, etc).

Res Life also hosts a model green room that is used for educational purposes during the month.


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