Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.21 / 4.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
19,332

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
11,129

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
57.57

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
WelcomeWeek Leaders

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

WelcomeWeek is the kick-off to each school year and provides a series of programs related to student's experience at Loyola.
The Office of Sustainability trains the 30 WelcomeWeek Leaders on sustainability topics including actions and thematic programs. Additionally events take place including large meals, community tours, UPass, and how to live green at Loyola that reinforce sustainability concepts.


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

This is for all transfer and first year students. This year 3,230 students participated.

WelcomeWeek Leaders are trained by the Office of Sustainability staff.

Please note, Although these peer educators work a total of 1,200 hours, we only attribute 10% of their time (events, tours, trainings) to sustainability.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
30

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

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
40

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
120

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Residence Life Assistants and Directors

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

Residence Life at Loyola has a robust sustainability program for the 4,731 students that live on-campus. These RAs and RDs receive sustainability training each year and are expected to pass this on to their residents through social and educational programming.


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

All residential students. #4,731.

RAs work 20 hours per week for 32 weeks. We attributed 5% of this time to sustainability as it is incorporated in 5 weekly programs throughout the year. All RAs and RDs are trained by the Office of Sustainability and access OoS programs when requested.

Note; Although the RAs may always be ready to serve as sustainability resources (work orders, educational programming, etc), we only attributed 5% of their time to specific sustainability work.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
108

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):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
3,456

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Campus Sustainability Interns

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

Interns conduct a number of outreach programs including No Impact Meals, Clean Plate Challenge, and Living Off Campus and Living Sustainably.

They are overseen by the Office of Sustainability and trained by the Director of Sustainability and office stsff.

Their programs are a blend of unique offerings they develop and deliver and annual programs that meet the needs of specific audiences (ie. Dining Halls - Clean Plate Challenge, LOCALS - off campus students).


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

This is available to all students but realistically only connects with ~15-20% of their peers. The # above and beyond those already covered by OLs and RAs would be ~500 off-campus students.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
15

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
30

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):
2,250

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:

Some of the student organizations on campus provide peer education on sustainability topics including food waste, sustainable agriculture, water conservation, and transportation options.
Student Government has a Chief Sustainability Officer that provides training and support to student representatives.


Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
120

Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
10

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
60

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
5,886

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.53

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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