Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.05
Liaison Katherine Spector
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.43 / 4.00 Jonathan Mills
Administrator
Sustainability Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
7,058

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
4,000

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
56.67

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Dorm Recycling Program

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):
Recycling Technicians are paid student workers assigned to each on-campus residence hall and charged with educating and assisting all residents on proper recycling and waste disposal practices. Technicians also collect and educate on specified donations to local food banks, used clothing stores, and on-campus donation drives. Training for the RTs is carried out by staff in the Office of Sustainability before the start of the Fall (and Spring semesters according to new staff). In this training, RTs will learn about waste practices on campus, brainstorm ways to collaborate with RAs in building programs, and become student educators in campus sustainability efforts.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):
The target audience is students living in on-campus residence halls.

Number of trained student educators (1st program):
20

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
300

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Oz Peer Health Educators

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):
The Oz Peer Health Educators work within the Office of the Dean of Students to provide students at SUNY Oswego with information and education sot hey can make informed decisions regarding their health and well-being. Student Educators move to campus early before the semester starts to attend training that involves learning core health lessons, team building, and outreach exercises. Examples of outreach activities include Safe Space Training, De-Stress workshops, and Bystander Intervention Training.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
The target audience for the Oz Peer Health Educators is undergraduate and graduate students.

Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
3

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
120

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
SUNY Oswego Sexperts

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
The Sexperts are student educators with extensive training on the topic of sexual and reproductive health and share that information with their peers through outreach, presentations, and other on-campus events. The Sexperts can be requested to speak to any organization and student group on campus. Training for becoming a Sexpert involves moving onto campus before the semester begins to attend training sessions. The Sexperts' goal is to create a safe environment where students feel comfortable talking or learning about sex and related topics. Common topics of focus include contraceptives, sex and dating, sexually transmitted infections, anatomy, LGBTQ+, consent, and "is it normal?", among others. Students ask questions anonymously before or during a program and we answer them. Interactive games are played sporadically throughout each program.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
The Sexperts' target audience is undergraduate and graduate students on campus.

Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
3

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
120

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
Vote Oswego is a group that focuses on helping the Oswego community make an impact in all elections by stressing the importance of political participation no matter the political affiliation; making registration fun, easy, and secure; providing personalized support, and encouraging eligible voters to submit absentee ballots or go to the polls. Vote Oswego works with both the SUNY Oswego campus community and the greater City of Oswego community. https://voteoswego.com/about.html

Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
30

Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
15

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
60

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
600

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.15

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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