Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
8,627

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
8,627

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Student Government Association Environmental and Sustainability Affairs Director

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
8,627

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

As an officer of the Student Government Association (SGA), the Director of Environmental and Sustainability Affairs will supervise and chair the Environmental and Sustainability Issues Committee. Main duties are to work with different environmental student organizations, to coordinate environmental awareness, events, and to implement and enforce environmental policies campus wide.
Examples of outreach include:
-Organize and facilitate working relationships among student leaders and groups on campus to help address environmental and sustainable issues
-Work on Projects addressing the environment and sustainability issues on Campus and system-wide
-Promote and administer the SGA Green Fund


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The position is filled by a hiring process that is done by the incoming President, Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Student Government Association. The selected student must then go through an approval process by the student senate where the candidate fields questions and must be approved by a two thirds vote. The student who is choosen must also have at least a 2.0 GPA for both cumulative and the most recent semester.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

The students are often hired based on their merit and background in the field of sustainability and previous knowledge they have. Training is done through information and skills passed down by the previous Environmental and Sustainability Issues Director. Training is also received from members of faculty and staff, as the new director must attend meetings familarizing themself with the operations and status of issues on campus.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

The staff and Faculty are critical to the success of the student in the position of Environmental and Sustainability Issues Director. They allow the student to learn and understand the things that happen on campus and where there are opportunities for sustainable initiatives to be developed. All financial payment for this position comes entirely from student fees.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Office Student Workers

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
8,627

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

The Office of Sustainability employs 3 student positions - Specialty Projects Coordinator, Student Special Events Coordinator and Communication Specialist.Students employed in the Office of Sustainability are responsible for Sustainability Outreach and Event Planning mainly geared towards students. Some examples of educational outreach activities include:
*Create, organize and implement activities in order to achieve behavioral transformation in students, faculty and staff (sustainability movies)
*Engage the student community in initiatives that advance campus sustainability, for example Campus Sustainability Day (October) and Food Day (October)and the Eco-Fair (April)
*Create and distribute a sustainability newsletter to students
*Contribute ideas for sustainability focused articles written for the Pointer (campus newspaper)
*Social media that includes posting on Facebook, Instagram, etc.
* Utilize campus' Message of the Day program to advertise events and outreach activities


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

Office of Sustainability student positions are posted on a campus job site and filled by qualified students chosen by the Campus Sustainability Coordinator. The students may be recommended by another staff member because of past involvement and work on sustainability initiatives on campus.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

The Office of Sustainability staff provides all of the background training that the Student Sustainability Coordinator will need in order to be successful. The Sustainability Coordinator trains, supervises and gives work direction to the Student Sustainability Coordinator. Student workers also meet with other managers on campus (grounds, facilities, dining and academic) to learn about the goals and needs of each of those areas.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

Salary is paid from the Office of Sustainability budget and are supervised by the Sustainability Coordinator. Students utilize administrative support that any other university staff member has access to - printing and design, web and media development, etc.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Green Advocates Representatives

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
3,222

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

Green Advocates promote and support residence hall and campus wide environmental efforts and initiatives to UWSP residents and staff.
The green advocate team is comprised of green advocate representatives, green advocate general members and green advocate program facilitator(s). Each residence hall leadership team must include a green advocate representative position. The green advocate representative is coached by the hall director as a leadership team member with programming duties.


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

The Green Advocates Representatives for the residence halls are selected by nomination and elections held within the halls. Elected individuals exhibit a general interest and care for the environment with a desire to learn, educate and inspire others to live more sustainably. They must also possess good interpersonal and leadership skills, and maintain a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):

Green advocate representatives participate in the Residential Living staff and student government training sessions that take place prior to the fall and spring semesters. They also attend monthly and subsidiary training sessions and group meetings hosted by the program facilitator as they pertain to programming topics, needs and other.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):

The green advocate team is facilitated and coached by a full-time Residential Living professional staff member who has working knowledge and dedication to environmental stewardship in their professional and personal life. The funding for the green advocate program is a collaborated effort between individual hall budgets and Residential Living department budget. Individual active and passive hall programming efforts are funded by hall budgets with the greater residence hall-wide programming needs funded by Residential Living.


A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:

Commun‚Äčications and Public Relations Team
We promote the Student Government Association through all forms of media including web, social media, press releases, newsletters, posters, Student Message of the Day, and any others. Tune in to our show, On the Agenda, for an update on Student Government and issues pertaining to student life.

Dining Advisory Board advises the Dining and Summer Conferences (DSC) management team on matters relevant to delivery services by dining operations on the campus. This will help ensure customer needs and preferences are represented in decisions related to menus, facilities, and services.The responsibilities of DAB include: gathering input and advocating for user issues in the DSC community, proposing educational programming, providing input on budget and policies, offering input on new and revised contracts and contract bids


Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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