Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Sewanee - The University of the South
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.34 / 4.00 Nick Cookson
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
1,659

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):
1,386

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
83.54

Name of the student educators program:
Environmental Residents

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,386

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

Environmental Residents's (ER) are students across campus (in every residence hall) who help with move-in, work on trash and recycle bin audits, exemplify responsible, sustainable practices for their dorms, move-out waste diversion efforts and host other peer-to-peer outreach activities throughout the Academic Year.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

There is an application process ran by the ER Coordinator each Spring semester to select returning, or new, ER's for the following academic year. The ER Coordinator position is lead via Sewanee's Sustainability Fellows program and the application process for this role is found at http://www.sewanee.edu/offices/oess/opportunities/sustainability-fellows/application-process/


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

The ER's are required to attend a beginning of the year orientation and training session that covers: expectations, effective communication, updates on campus recycling expectations and also provides a platform for them to add to the program.


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 group is funded via the University's funding mechanism for student groups. This year, the ERs were awarded $4,000 to help aid with campus challenges, peer-to-peer outreach activities, and move-in/move-out responsibilities.


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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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