Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.15
Liaison Hector Davis
Submission Date June 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Tarleton State University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Hector Davis
Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator
Risk Management & Compliance
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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:
11678

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Tarleton Eco-Rep Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
11678

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

Tarleton Eco-Reps a volunteer-based leadership program closely tied with the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystem Science. This organization's main mission is to provide the students, faculty, and staff of Tarleton State University the knowledge of how to become environmentally responsible citizens through simple sustainable practices. Tarleton Eco-Reps foster awareness about local and global ecological issues and how to become environmentally responsible citizens. This organization will provide its member’s hands on experiences to further their knowledge in areas such as the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Eco-Reps organize and assist with sustainability-based lectures, presentations and movie-nights on campus, as well as participate in information booths around campus, Recyclemania and other events designed to raise awareness. Eco-Reps participate in peer-to-peer education within their respective residence halls, sports teams, Greek and other student organizations in which they are involved.


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

Interested students apply to become members through the student organization. Membership is reviewed by faculty and staff advisors to the group.


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

This group meets bi-weekly and pertinent training and topics are discussed at each meeting. Faculty and staff advisors ensure topics are pertinent and applicable based on the groups upcoming activities.


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

Support for the Tarleton Eco-Reps is provided by the Office of Risk Management & Compliance, and the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystem Science in the form of financial donations, as well as time and materials.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Multicultural Ambassadors

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
11678

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

Multicultural Ambassadors are students at Tarleton State University who have a passion for diversity. They are willing to speak up in the name of diversity as well as always model respect for diversity. These students are also interested in learning further about diversity. They listen, share, and grow through the context of diversity. Like true ambassadors, the goal of each student is to cross cultural bridges, build relationships across cultures, and explore the bonds that we all share.


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

Every ambassador must sign a pledge stating their commitment to diversity, inclusion, respectful communication, and empathic listening. Once this pledge is signed, the new ambassador is added to the listserv through which event information is conveyed. You choose your level of activity as an ambassador.


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

On a day-to-day basis, multicultural ambassadors commit to modeling effective and respectful listening and communication to spreading civility. On a weekly basis, ambassadors attend meetings where they listen and give presentation on diversity, participate in social events, and perform service in the name of diversity. Multicultural Ambassadors can be found at most of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion events, serving as facilitators, leaders, guides, and participants. We also go on cultural excursions to help others and learn about the diversity all around us. Finally, the multicultural ambassadors are a key player in developing the diversity conference, Leaders4Diversity, occurring in March every school year.


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

This program is funded through Tarleton's Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


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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 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 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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