Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Shane Stennes
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
1.80 / 4.00 August Horner
Sustainability Student Asst
Office of Sustainability
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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:
46,579

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

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
21,000

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

Sustainability Advocates brings together students who are interested in sustainability and live within University Housing. There are group meetings every two weeks, where the students learn about specific sustainability topics that could impact student behavior within the residence halls. The Sustainability Advocates also coordinate and host events in their specific buildings to engage their peers in learning about new sustainable habits they can cultivate in their lives. Finally, the Sustainability Advocates promote the varied sustainability programs happening on campus and work to educate their peers about the sustainable features that have been included in their physical living spaces.


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

Sustainability Advocates are selected based on self-identified interest by the students.


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

The Sustainability Advocates learn different methods of impactful communication to use with their peers around sustainability topics.


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

Housing & Residential Life has a budget dedicated to Sustainability Advocates and it is used to provide incentives for students to attend the programming hosted by the Sustainability Advocates in the residence halls.


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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 formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (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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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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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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