Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Joanne Wong
Submission Date May 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mills College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Nicole Gaetjens
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
1326

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):
1326

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

Name of the student educators program:
Eco-Representative Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1326

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

Eco-Reps are work-study students who raise awareness about sustainability issues and encourage more sustainable behaviors throughout the academic year. Eco-Reps plan and implement projects, events, and volunteer opportunities including Creek Care Days, Farm Days, and Recyclemania. and plan related events, activities, and volunteer opportunities. They are also in charge of educational presentations, tabling, and educational materials development.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The positions are through the campus work-study program. An official job description is offered online. Students submit an application and attend an interview with the Sustainability Coordinator. Successful Eco-Representatives are invited to reapply for the next year and their prior high performance counts heavily towards being re-hired.


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

The career services office provides an introductory training in professionalism and how to navigate the work study system. Ongoing training in sustainable principles and actions, different forms of engagement and communications, leadership development, campus programs and operations, and program specific knowledge occur through weekly meetings with the Sustainability Coordinator.


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 institution supports the running of the Sustainability Center, including funding for the Sustainability Coordinator and paid Eco-Rep positions. Financial support for basic supplies and food for programming is also provided.


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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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