Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Utah
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
30,819

Program name (1st program):
Residential Living Green Sustainability Team

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
2,200

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

The team has an open membership policy so any interested students may volunteer to participate.


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

The Office of Sustainability provides a sustainabile living guide on its webpage for all staff and students to use as a reference. Staff also give a presentation to the team every fall, and provide support when requested. Also, the residence halls do have sustainability floor in which participating residents appropriate sustainable living habits.


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

Residence Hall Association receives approximately $47.80 per year (23.90 per semester) per resident to fund student programs, which helps fund green team programming.


The website URL for 1st Program:
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Program name (2nd program):
Green Sustainability Floor

Number of students served by the program (2nd program):
25

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

The student resident assistant is chosen through a competitive application process. Floor residents apply through the normal housing request process.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

The resident assistant is mentored by the Office of Sustainability outreach coordinator, and in turn designs and develops education programs and activities for floor residents.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Residence Hall Association receives approximately $47.80 per year (23.90 per semester) per resident to fund student programs, which helps fund green floor programming.


The website URL for 2nd program:
Program name (3rd program):
Campus Sustainability Ambassadors

Number of students served by the program (3rd program):
30,819

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

Interested students apply to the Office of Sustainability and are selected competitively based on their application and subsequent interviews.


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

The Office of Sustainability outreach coordinator provides training and mentorship throughout the academic year.


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

The Ambassador positions are paid student jobs funded by the Office of Sustainability.


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Number of students served by the program (All other programs):
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