Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Macalester College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
2146

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):
2146

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Sustainability Student Worker Network

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
2146

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

The Sustainability Student Worker Network is comprised of student workers in departments all across campus who are either hired specifically to work on sustainability projects or spend some of their allotted hours to work on sustainability projects in their department. All students are served either directly or indirectly by the students' programs.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students self-select or staff designate them for inclusion in the program.


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

In the beginning of the semester the student workers gather for a training session to spend time reviewing each others' positions and personalities, brainstorming potential project ideas, learning how to interact with the professional staff to create institutional change, and how to perform effective outreach campaigns. The network meets every 2 weeks during the year for additional support and training.


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 wages of the work are provided institutionally through student work awards. Student coordinators from Facilities Services and the Sustainability Office organize the network meetings. Additional funding for projects may be available through the Sustainability Small Projects Fund.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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