Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Sue Mooney
Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies Program Director
Biology & Environmental Sciences
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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:
2,386
+ Date Revised: May 12, 2016

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student Eco-Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
2,097
+ Date Revised: May 12, 2016

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

The Stonehill College Eco Rep Class is a one-credit class designed to teach students how to promote campus sustainability and environmental stewardship through peer education. Eco Reps host a minimum of one program per month in the residence halls. These programs are designed to educate their peers about how to act in a more environmentally conscious way.

Peer educators are trained to facilitate change within a group of individuals by encouraging them to make more conscious decisions. They do this by acting as role models, by being accessible as a resource to students, offering education on relevant topics and empowering their peers to take action.


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

Student educators volunteer to serve as Eco-Reps.


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

Eco-Reps receive many types of training throughout the year. The primary method of training is at weekly meetings where students learn about sustainability initiatives on campus, share best practices with each other, and discuss outreach events.


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

The Eco-Rep program is coordinated by a full-time staff member who assists with the recruitment of students, facilitates their activities and provides education and training. Financial support is provided for use in outreach events and training.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Resident Hall Eco-Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
2,373

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

Hall Council is an elected governing board for each of the residence areas on campus. The Hall Council meets weekly to discuss issues and concerns of the particular area as well as to plan community events, programs and fundraisers to bring students together within the hall. There are eight hall councils, each has 12 elected board members. One position on each board is that of Res Hall Eco-Rep.

In addition to weekly Hall Council meetings, the Res Hall Eco-Reps meet biweekly with each other and two advisors, the College's Energy Manager and the Residential Director tasked with advising this program.

The Res Hall Eco-Reps are responsible for coordinating and advertising for the Stop-the-Drop contests held each semester to reduce water consumption. Each month the campaign is changed to reflect a different sustainability related theme such as energy conservation, recycling and composting, alternative transportation, and donating items vs. throwing them away at the end of the academic year.


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

They are elected by the students in the residence hall they serve on an annual basis.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

The Res Hall Eco-Reps meet biweekly with each other and two advisors, the College's Energy Manager and the Residential Director tasked with advising this program. They are continuously trained throughout the year.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

As members of the Hall Council, they are able to request funding from Residence Life for any events or materials they need. There is also a Green Fund of $10,000 set aside for student led sustainability initiatives.


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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (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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