Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
4.00 / 4.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
36,654

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):
36,654

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

Name of the student educators program:
Environmental Leadership Office Ambassador Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
36,654

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

Environmental Leadership Office Ambassadors are committed to the development of a sustainable campus and are available to serve the entire student body. Through peer-education and other outreach activities, Ambassadors provide knowledge, skills, perspective, and values to guide and motivate students to live in a more sustainable manner. The Ambassador Program is a student-driven commitment to peer education and the development of a sustainability-literate student body. Its mission is to foster a campus-wide culture of sustainability and assist the University of Missouri in its goal to improve its ecological footprint. Ambassadors engage Freshmen Interest Groups, Transfer Interest Groups, Mizzou Alternative Breaks, and more with presentations related to their majors and organizations emphasizing how pervasive sustainability is. In addition, they offer tours around campus to highlight the University’s sustainable efforts, progress, and milestones.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

An information night is held at the beginning of each semester to anyone interested. Then, students fill out an online application and attend an interview night. They answer questions about the reasons for their interest, availability, dedication, other interests, and what they would like to learn from the program.


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

Weekly two hour meetings consist of the examination and discussion of the complexity and challenges of sustainable development from the past and present lifestyles, concepts, practices and beliefs. Contemporary issues of food security, public health, social justice, neoliberal globalization, and environmental degradation are explored through research, investigation, dialogue, and experience. Ambassadors are mentored by experienced participants and are evaluated by their peer audience at each presentation and tour.


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 Ambassador Program is financially supported by the Environmental Leadership Office. Moral support is extended by Residential Life, Residence Hall Association, and the Sustainability Office as they collaborate on events and outreach opportunities.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Green Building Association

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):

USGBC is the University of Missouri chapter for the United States Green Building Association. Mizzou USGBC educates students about sustainability in built environments. As the next generation of design professionals, Mizzou USGBC recognizes the responsibility in the choices its members make.

Activities include events with the Kansas City and St. Louis chapters, socials with professionals in town (great networking experience!), Habitat for Humanity builds, study sessions for LEED accreditation and sustainable field trips. Other events include: CANstruction, Mizzou Homecoming, Shryocks Hayride & Bonfire, BARKitecture, AIA Convention in Washington, DC, Tour of Columbia's Landfill and City Hall, Boston Architectural Trip, YELANTS Dance Marathon Team, Visit to Nick Peckham's Farm, Extreme Makeover Home Edition-Joplin.


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):
72

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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