Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.57
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
1.44 / 4.00 Erin Carter
Carolina Housing Coordinator for Leadership Development
Residence Hall Association
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
32,346

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
8,554

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
26.45

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

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

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) at UNC – CH funds and coordinates a robust peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program in all university residence halls. An elected Director of Sustainable Programming (DSP) manages and trains a team of Sustainability Officers (SO). Each community has one to two SOs, who work to provide enhanced recycling and composting infrastructure. These SOs also collaborate with Green Games assistants to develop and deliver sustainability programming, such as BYO programs, bulletin boards, compost kick-offs, and energy competitions. All sustainable activities count for Green Games points. The hall with the most points at the end of the year is crowned the Green Games winner.


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

Students living in campus residence halls.
http://greengames.web.unc.edu/community-information/#reps


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
20

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
6

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
3,600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Residential Green Games

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

The residential green games program was launched 25 years ago by the Department of Housing and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR). OWRR trains and supervises a student intern to work with Sustainability Officers and residents in university residence halls.

Green Games is a student-led environmental competition between UNC housing communities with the goal of promoting sustainable behavior and environmental education.

Residents can earn points for their communities by participating in programs, contests, and events organized by their community’s student leaders. All sustainable activities count for Green Games points. The hall with the most points at the end of the year is crowned the Green Games winner.


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

Each residential community has one Green Games Resident Assistant who is charged with educating students in their residence hall.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
1

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
300

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):
3,900

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.46

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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