Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
2.21 / 4.00 Rachel Kornhauser
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
6,319

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):
3,498

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
55.36

Name of the student educators program:
EcoReps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
3,498

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

In each residence hall an EcoRep is responsible for training and monitoring waste reduction activities in the building, engaging the residence in sustainability events, and updating residence on campus wide sustainability initiatives like Recycle-Mania, Move Out, and others. Students in the EcoRep program maintain the electronic recycling bins in the RA office, award a Recycling Champion to a recycling room several times per semester, and are responsible for creating other passive (bulletin boards, flyers) and active (recycled craft events, movie screenings) programs throughout the year.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

In each residence hall an EcoRep is selected, either from the RAs on staff in the building or from the residents. RAs have to select a "staff task" to be responsible for in their building and the EcoRep program is the sustainability staff task. RAs either select to be a part of the EcoRep program or an interested student within the building is nominated.


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

The Sustainability Coordinator provides at least one training a semester to EcoReps on the campus recycling program, or relevant sustainability initiatives. EcoReps are responsible for


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 Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and financially supporting the EcoRep program.


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 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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