Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.96
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Miami University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.33 / 4.00 Kelsey Forren
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Facilities Department
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
19752

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):
16461

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
83.34

Name of the student educators program:
Eco-Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
16461

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

This is a program of student volunteers who work with staff in Miami's Office of Residence Life to provide leadership and peer-to-peer education related to sustainability in their residence halls. The Eco-Reps develop and distribute information about sustainable practices and Eco-Facts. They conduct periodic trash audits where trash is weighed, sorted and re-weighed to determine amounts of trash that could have been recycled. This information is then shared with the community. They participate in campus events such as MegaFair and Earth Fest. They coordinate battery and ink cartridge recycling in the residence halls.

https://muhub.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/EcoReps


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Eco Reps are elected by their peers or appointed by their Resident Director. Some halls appoint multiple Eco Reps.


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

Eco Reps serve on the Community Leadership Team within the residence hall and attend a weekly Eco Rep meeting. They meet with a variety of administrators including, but not limited to, the Director of Sustainability, Director of Dining, Housing Planning and Maintenance Director, Energy Engineer from Physical Facilities and faculty involved with sustainability-related research. Through these meetings they enhance their knowledge base and share best practices.


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):

Financial support for the Eco Reps is provided by the Office of Residence Life from student programming fees. Expenses include materials for the fall retreat, programming materials and printing.


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Name of the student educators program (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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