Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
2.17 / 4.00 Erin LeFever
Asst Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
38,062

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
38,062

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student Sustainability Advocates

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

The Student Sustainability Advocates help run Office of Sustainability 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. Sustainability Advocates are interviewed by Office of Sustainability staff and hired based on their qualifications and skills. The Sustainability Coordinator oversees the Sustainability Advocates. All Advocates are paid hourly wages for their work.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The overall student body


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
11

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
50

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
2,750

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement

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

Students help teach and facilitate the Environmental Literacy Certificate program. Students must have first earned the Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement or served as a Sustainability Advocate. Students receive training in how to facilitate group discussions and create a welcoming, non-judgmental space in which productive discussions can occur. The President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability (PACES) as well as the Office of Sustainability provide staff time to oversee the Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement program and all participating educators.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

Entire student body


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
50

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
6

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
1.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
450

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
3,200

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.08

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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