Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.57
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.27 / 4.00 Sherri Mason
Director of Sustainability
School of Science
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
4,448

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
600

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
13.49

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Greener Behrend (student group)

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):
Greener Behrend encourages the development and implementation of strategies that further ecological sustainability within the Behrend and Erie community. They host weekly 'Lights Out' events, biweekly meetings, creekside and campus clean-up events, as well as tabling to educate peers about various issues (such as changes in recycling).

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):
All students: students are initial engaged through welcome week and activity night tabling. Interested students are reminded about biweekly meetings through email and discord texts. Events are publicly posted for all students on BehrendSync. Some events include tabling on specific educational topics as another student outreach tool.

Number of trained student educators (1st program):
103

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
3,000

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Student Garden Club

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):
The Student Garden Club is dedicated to tying together an understanding of food systems with environmental awareness. This club will also closely direct the future of campus garden spaces, and helping the entire campus community to benefit from these gardens. Further goals of this club include educating the Behrend community about food systems, taking action on campus and in the community to tackle issues related to food systems, and helping individuals develop an appreciation for food and the culture surrounding it.

While this club intends to educate and inspire students and faculty to understand food systems as they relate to the world, this club's focus will also have ties to the Erie community. Establishing and maintaining relationships with groups like Erie's Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC), Penn State Extension, the Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Network, and USCRI's Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP) will be some of the main goals of this organization.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
All students: students are initial engaged through welcome week and activity night tabling. Interested students are reminded about biweekly meetings through email and discord texts. Events are publicly posted for all students on BehrendSync. Some events include tabling on specific educational topics as another student outreach tool.

Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
51

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
3,000

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
6,000

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
10

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