Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Dan DeZarn
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Geneseo
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Dan Dezarn
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
5,591

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):
5,591

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

Name of the student educators program:
Sustainability Coordinator Program (Hall Council position)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
2,987

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

Sustainability coordinators are responsible for implementing initiatives and programs in their own residence halls. (Coordinators use help from RA's, AC's, and Hall Councils). They’re responsible for putting on programs and sustainability campaigns for residence halls. They are also in charge of compost in their halls.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Coordinators are elected to their positions by peers in their residence hall. (A Hall Council position)


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

Meet regularly (bi-weekly) with the Director of Sustainability and Coordinator of Residential Education to discuss ideas, implement sustainability initiatives and programs be educated on sustainability topics and issues and learn how to educate their peers. They also participate in SWORD Day, a formal training day of all hall council positions.


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):

Two full time staff/administrators oversee the student group. Funding for student initiatives is provided by the Department of Residence Life, the Office of Sustainability, the Inter-Residence Council (student-run) and CAS, and Facilities.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
JADE Certificate

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
5,591

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

The Jade Program is a co-curricular sustainability leadership program requiring students to take 8 hours of workshops focused on sustainability issues and complete 10 hours of volunteer work. Workshops are directed by faculty staff students and community members.


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

Student educators are typically interns with the Office Sustainability.
Students with special interests or backgrounds are sometimes asked to present workshops. Example; student studying native pollinators present a workshop on honey bee colony collapse.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Prior to presentations are briefed student educators are briefed by the Director of Sustainability on the workshop format presentation etiquette.


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):

Institution provides space advertisement and visibility.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Office of Sustainability Internship Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
16

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

The Office provides paid Internships for 16 part-time interns responsible for office reports, office function coordination, and some oversight of student-run sustainability programs. Interns also work on composting and campus-wide events.


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

Application/ interview Process


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):

Interns receive direction and training directly from the Office of Sustainability.


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):

The Office of Sustainability budget funds the internship positions.


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:

Student Life Sustainability Interns: Student Life interns publicize sustainability focused events as well as program events to increase aware about sustainability on campus. Projects include marketing, overseeing, and planning events for Campus Sustainability Month (October) and Earth Week (April), and investigating composting in the College Union and on campus generally. Interns act as additional support for Student Life’s sustainable initiatives.


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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