Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
8639

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Community Facilitator Sustainability Liaison Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
2833

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

Community Facilitator Sustainability Liaisons (CFLs) are responsible throughout the academic year for a) implementing passive and active sustainable living education programs, and b) serving as their building's sustainability representative. Besides creating programming for their communities, CFLs coordinate their building's Zero Power Hour, a community event during the annual Residence Energy Challenge.

http://www.scu.edu/sustainability/takeaction/cfliaison.cfm


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

CFLs are appointed by their building's Resident Director.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

CFLs meet with Center for Sustainability staff monthly, to learn about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, and behavior-change theory. They receive programming guides to help them integrate sustainability into their active and passive residence hall programs.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The program is led by the Sustainability Intern for Residence Life, with staff support from the Center for Sustainability and the Office of Residence Life. CFLs meet monthly with the Center for Sustainability to receive training and up-to-date information about sustainability initiatives on campus.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
SCOOPS

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
8639

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

SCOOPS (Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Projects for Sustainability) is a sustainability liaison program for leaders of graduate and undergraduate student organizations. SCOOPS empowers students in leadership positions to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among student organizations. Liaisons engage their organization's members in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among students at SCU. Liaisons share and discuss endeavors, events, ideas, and foster collaborative opportunities between multiple organizations.

http://www.scu.edu/sustainability/takeaction/scoops.cfm


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

All leaders of Registered Student Organizations are invited to participate in SCOOPS.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

SCOOPS meets with Center for Sustainability staff monthly, to learn about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, and behavior-change theory.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The program is led by a Sustainability Intern, with staff support from the Center for Sustainability and collaborative support from the Center for Student Leadership.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
LOCALS

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
5806

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

Living Off-Campus and Living Sustainably (LOCALS) is SCU's Neighborhood Sustainability Liaison program. LOCALS empowers Santa Clara University students who live off campus to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among off-campus students. Liaisons engage their housemates and neighbors in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among students at SCU.

http://www.scu.edu/sustainability/takeaction/locals.cfm


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

Off-campus students, including graduate students are invited to participate by attending monthly meetings.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):

LOCALS meets with Center for Sustainability staff monthly, to learn about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, and behavior-change theory.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):

The program is led by the Sustainability Intern for Student Engagement, with staff support from the Center for Sustainability and collaborative support from the Office of Student Life.


Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
Sustainability Internships

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
8639

A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):

Each Intern has a different focus area for which they implement educational programs: Academic Programs, Curriculum Development, Student Engagement, Employee Engagement, Residence Life, Communications, Athletics & Recreation, Forge Garden Events & Outreach, and Waste Diversion. They develop educational resources for students and university employees. They collaborate with other campus organizations to conduct events and co-sponsored programming (examples: waste diversion during move-out, Swap For Good clothing drive partnership with Santa Clara Community Action Program). They write for the Center for Sustainability's monthly campus-wide sustainability e-newsletter.

http://www.scu.edu/sustainability/about/staff.cfm


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):

Students apply to be selected for an internship with the Center for Sustainability. Students are selected based on their professionalism, proof of leadership abilities, and passion to learn more about sustainability.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):

Student Interns receive on-the-job training based on their area of focus. Project Outlines created by previous interns serve as a set of constantly-evolving tools for outreach programs. Sustainability Interns are introduced to communication tools (Community-Based Social Marketing and Cialdini's Principles of Influence), learn how to develop infographics to elicit behavior change, and are required to develop and implement programs to develop a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):

Sustainability Interns work an average of 10 (paid) hours each week. Funding is provided by the Center for Sustainability, Facilities, the Housing Office, Athletics & Recreation, and the Office of the Provost.


Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):

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