Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.40 / 4.00 Kelsey Fastabend
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Office for Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
3,890

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
2,721

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
69.95

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Rethink Waste Representatives

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

Rethink Waste Representatives are a group of paid student employees tasked with creating educational and outreach programs that support the University of Richmond's goal of achieving 75% waste diverted from the landfill. The Rethink Waste Representatives (RWRs) began as a group of students focused on supporting post-consumer compost collection on campus. When composting was being rolled out at each dining location, the RWRs were there during peak meal times to explain the program and how to compost. As the Rethink Waste program merged into a department within Custodial Sevices, their focus went from solely compost to all waste diversion on campus. They now help manage Spider Exchange, a "free store" on campus for faculty, staff, and students. The RWRs also support various events, like our Clothing Swap, which promotes reuse and sustainable fashion.


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

The Rethink Waste Representatives aim to reach students, staff, and faculty who are eating at dining locations across campus. For programs like the Spider Exchange, they are working with faculty, staff, and students to talk about waste diversion through donations and reuse.


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

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):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
3,300

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

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

University of Richmond Sustainability Advocates (URSA) is an Office for Sustainability student program that empowers students to learn about sustainability at UR, adopt personal actions that reduce their environmental footprint, engage in sustainability events, and support campus sustainability initiatives. URSA runs the Green Room Program, which allows campus apartments and residence hall rooms to earn a certification for sustainable habits. URSA students also helps plan the University's participation in Richmond's annual Environmental Film Festival, organizes movie nights for students to watch sustainability-focused documentaries, and supports planning for other sustainability-related events.


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

URSA's target audience are undergraduate students who are interested in sustainable living on campus.


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

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):
600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Cultural Advisors

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

Cultural Advisors (CAs) are student leaders on campus who work with residential students and residence life staff to help make the halls safe, welcoming, and supportive communities for all students. Cultural Advisors promote learning and understanding across differences, share information about campus resources on diversity and inclusion, and facilitate connections between and among residents. They also coordinate the SpiderNights programs which take place most Saturday nights.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The Cultural Advisors serve in residence halls. In addition to programs, they hold office hours each week in one of the hall lounges. Students can connect with their Cultural Advisor for informal advising, and information about campus resources, especially those that broadly support diversity, equity, and inclusion across the campus.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
10

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
3,000

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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):
6,900

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
2.54

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