Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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State University of New York at Cortland
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Katie Ingraham
Assistant Director
Residence Life & Housing
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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:
7,358

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Green Representatives

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
7,358

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

The SUNY Cortland Green Representative Program is sponsored by Residence Life and Housing and Physical Plant. The mission of the Green Rep program is to inspire sustainable lifestyles through peer to peer environmental education programs that will ultimately contribute to a more eco-friendly and sustainable campus.

A team of seventeen individuals are hired as Green Reps each semester, one for each residence hall. These Green Reps educate our residents and campus community by creating educational resources for the hall such as bulletin boards, hosting programs in the residence halls on campus and collaborating to create campus wide events each semester.


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

The Green Reps are selected by an application process which includes questions about how they feel they are suited to fulfill the position's requirements as well as their passion for the environment.


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

The Green Reps are trained over a 3-4 day period which includes guest speakers, group brainstorm sessions, and informational presentations about job expectations as well as a service project.


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

The original program was started with the Facilities department and was recently taken over by Residence Life and Housing. Facilities still pays for the stipend of the Green Reps and Residence Life and Housing pays for programming and supplies.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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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 (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (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 (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):
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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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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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The program is described in a section of the Cortland Website:

http://www2.cortland.edu/offices/residence-life/office/sustainability/greenreps/index.dot

The Green Rep website including training materials can be found here:
https://sites.google.com/site/cstategreenreps

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