Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
1,095

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):
1,095

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

Name of the student educators program:
Student Government Association Sustainability Liaison

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,095

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

The Sustainability Liaison is appointed by the student government alliance. Their role is to facilitate student initiatives across the SOM, GSBS, and GSN, promote sustainability to students, collaborate with the Sustainability Office on sustainability initiatives, and serve as a point of contact for all students. Recent initiatives have included a sustainable commute challenge, recycling audits and recycling competitions at the SGA annual picnic.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The Sustainability Liaison is appointed by Student Government Alliance which represents all three school. Appointment is a 4 year term or until the student graduates.


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

Training of the Sustainability Liaison is provided on an as needed basis by the Sustainability and Energy Manager.


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):

Administrative support is provided to the Sustainability Liaison, as the Sustainability Office supports this position by helping with event coordination and supplying promotional and outreach materials.


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