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Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date July 12, 2016
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University of Texas at Arlington
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Meghna Tare
Director
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:
20000

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Eco-Rep

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
3500

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

EcoReps is a green leadership program for students living on campus. EcoReps promote recycling, composting, energy conservation and more within their residence hall, plus they learn about other ways to make going green easier and more fun for students living on campus


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

The Director of student housing promotes the program in the residence halls and apartments on campus and asks students to sign up to be Eco reps. The students who understand sustainability and concepts like recycling, sustainable food, composting etc are given priority in selection (if there is a large pool of applicants)


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

The students receives a training manual at the beginning of the semester during a meeting.


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

The program is coordinated through UTA Housing and Office of Sustainability


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
MavsGoGreen Student Organization

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
800

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Program aims to encourage students to make environmentally friendly decisions in their daily lives and raise awareness about environmental issues in our community and around the world


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

There is a membership application form that students fill out. They are required to volunteer for 6 outreach events annually so that they understand the mission of the program and learn about various initiatives like recycling, car sharing program, etc
MavsGoGreen‬ was recipient of the 2014-2015 award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Community.” This award recognized our excellence in serving the university and broader community


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

The program supports itself by fund raising within the local community. It is also supported finally by the office of sustainability


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Student Internship

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
3

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

Students are giving an opportunity to earn paid internships with outside companies that UTA has collaboration with.


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

Based on their commitment, experience and knowledge of sustainability, and willingness to work on a particular project


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):

Guidance and help from the Director of the Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):

The students are compensated financially for the work on a hourly rate basis


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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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (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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