Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.71
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 22, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Michelle Hobby-Mears
Director of Student Activities and Residential Life
Student Activities and Residential Life
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
434

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):
434

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

Name of the student educators program:
Student Sustainability Educator (SSE) Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
434

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

In Spring 2018, the Office of Student Affairs created the Student Sustainability Educator (SSE) program. The SSE's role is to foster a culture of care for people and planet among students. The SSE receives training and resources to become a leader for sustainability and organizes activities, projects, and educational communications that support environmental awareness and social justice at SUA. Sustainability Student Educators serve as role model for their peers. The Student Sustainability Educator will create programs and events to assist students in learning relevant and easy strategies for living sustainably on campus. The SSE is expected to establish relationships and connections with students in order to create awareness about their role in their community. Examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities include lunch talk sessions, green moving in, green moving out, and wasteless week pledge among others.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The SSE is selected through a job opening announcement from the office of Human Resources. The Director of Student Activities and Residential Life selects the SSE.


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

The SSE receives training from the Director of Student Activities and Residential Life in campus sustainability, event organizing, and leadership skills.


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 SSE is a paid position under the office of Student Activities. The SSE receives financial compensation for 10-12 hours of work per week. In addition, the SSE also receives administrative support from the office of Student Activities.


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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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