Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.83
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 10, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Cincinnati
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
44338

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):
44338

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

Name of the student educators program:
Student Sustainability Advocates

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
44338

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

The Student Sustainability Advocates help run the Office of Sustainability's outreach events. For example, they staff informational tables at many events on campus, help provide programs in residence halls, lead discussions after film series events, teach sustainability-related skill workshops, and encourage fans to recycle at sporting events.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Student Sustainability Advocates are interviewed by Office of Sustainability staff and hired based on their qualifications and skills.


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

Sustainability Advocates go through a training process which covers effective communication and various other skills necessary for the position, such as event planning and execution.


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 Office of Sustainability has one full-time staff member, who oversee the Sustainability Advocates. All Advocates are paid hourly wages for their work.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
44338

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

This program offers students the opportunity to earn a non-credit environmental literacy certificate by attending lectures, workshops, films, small group discussions, and volunteer events. Many of these events are led by students, including the film discussions and workshops. Students also help oversee volunteer activities and small group discussions.


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

Students must have first earned the Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement or served as a Sustainability Advocate.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Students receive training in how to facilitate group discussions and create a welcoming, non-judgmental space in which productive discussions can occur.


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):

The President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability as well as the Office of Sustainability provide staff time to oversee the Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement program and all participating educators.


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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