Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.76
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 4.00 Brad Spanbauer
Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
13,998

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
5,229

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
37.36

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Peer-mentors for the University Studies Program Quest Sustainability Courses

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

Peer Mentors at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
UW Oshkosh has made a commitment to ensuring that every first-year student has a Peer Mentor to help guide them through the first semester of college life. Peer Mentors serve in every Quest I class and are excited to be part of the University Studies Program! All incoming Freshman take Quest 1 courses.

Our Quest I Peer Mentor program has four basic goals:
1.) Help first-year students transition from high school to college life.
2.) Connect students to resources on campus that will help them succeed.
3.) Engage first-year students with the campus and the greater Oshkosh community.
4.) Foster a sense of connection to both the campus and fellow UW Oshkosh students, staff, and faculty.


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

Traditional first-year students


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
24

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
3,360

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

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

Community advisors conduct peer-to-peer education in residence halls. During their two week training program they participate in workshops focusing on sustainable living practices, safe training, inclusion, and engagement. Activities include green room certification, green lifestyle certification, educating residents about energy and water conservation, recycling, recruiting participants for events and trips, and promoting green initiatives on campus including Earth Week, Earth Charter, Social Justice and fair trade.


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

Students in residence halls.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
75

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
0.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
4,200

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

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

General description
Peer Wellness Educators are an integral part of an overall strategy to create a health promoting university. Their role is to enhance student success by increasing access to wellness information, teaching health-enhancing skills, and advocating for a culture of wellness
Duties: Facilitating educational wellness programs for students. Implementing and evaluating evidence-based strategies to address health and well-being. Creating and disseminating wellness campaign messages on a variety of topics. Collaborating with student organizations and other groups to build capacity and culture of well being. Promoting Student Recreation & Wellness services and programs, along with other wellness resources on campus.

Extra opportunities: Joining a task force and other campus committees for more development, outreach, and educational opportunities. Professional development trainings on campus.

Campus committees: Campus Pride Task Force, Bystander Intervention, CCRT (Coordinated Community Response Team), AODA Task Force, Healthy Campus Committee, Culture of Respect, Implementation Team, Body Project, campus organization representatives


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

General student campus population


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

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
34

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):
340

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:

Health Advocates advise students on making wise health decisions. Health Advocates are available for general health information. They have bandages, common over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc., thermometers, condoms, Band-Aids, etc. to handle minor health and first aid issues. They also have health and wellness brochures and handouts on current health and disease issues. Health Advocates also travel around campus to provide tabling and education on various health topics.


Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
12

Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
34

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
340

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
8,240

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.58

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