Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Lima
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Shane McCrory
Director of Student Life
Lima Campus
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
1,039

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):
1,039

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

Name of the student educators program:
Wellness Ambassadors

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,039

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

Wellness Ambassadors serve as a liaison between Student Life and other students on campus. Wellness Ambassadors play a vital role in supporting the mission of Student Life which aims to promote wellness among Ohio State students and their communities. Wellness Ambassadors deliver educational presentations in a variety of settings and work together to plan, publicize, and implement events highlighting the 9 dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Career, Social, Intellectual, Spiritual, Physical, Financial, Creative, and Environmental.

One peer-to-peer outreach activity happens at the Student Wellness Center’s livewell hut where students are asked to sort different items into categories of recyclable or not recyclable. Upon sorting, the Wellness Ambassadors give students creative tips on ways to reuse the different items, provide an information flier, and typically have a giveaway.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students can submit an application for the Wellness Ambassador Development Program. In order to submit, student must meet certain criteria including having a 2.5 GPA or higher, being a full–time student at Ohio State, strong communication skills, and an ability to commit a minimum of 3 volunteer hours each week. Upon completion of the application, students go through an individual interview and group interview process.


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

Students go through an 8 week long development program that equips them to be successful Wellness Ambassadors. Students will learn about their personal wellness, have a better understanding of Student Life Student Wellness Center resources and knowledge of other campus resources, take a strengths assessment, learn presentation and facilitation techniques, and practice public speaking.


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):

Funding is provided for a full time Wellness Ambassador coordinator and funds for outreach programming.


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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 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 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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