Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.21 / 4.00 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of students enrolled for credit:
3,145

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
3,018

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
95.96

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

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

The Eco Facilitators are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote sustainable habits on and off-campus. EFs are part of a 3-semester program managed by the Sustainability Office that includes a student forum (1st semester) designed to equip them with the tools to collaborate with students to encourage behavior changes (2nd and 3rd semesters). All programs are designed with inclusivity and equity in mind. Outreach activities are up to the individual Eco Facilitators and have focused on recycling, composting energy conservation, using reusable items, eliminating paper towel waste, environmental justice, sustainable period products, and plant-based eating.


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

EFs are paired with dorms, and do mostly first-year-focused/dorm activities in their second semester, and campus-focused activities in their third semester.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
16

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):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
1,920

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

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

The twenty-two program houses (10-20 people per house) on campus are eligible to participate in dinner conversations with sustainability office interns to discuss sustainability, including a how-to session for using the thermostat.


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

Students living in program houses (mostly sophomores and juniors). The program is open to all program house residents, though not all houses choose to participate and not all residents in participating houses attend each dinner.


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

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
8

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:
---

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

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

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

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

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
1,952

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.65

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

All undergraduate students are exposed to the programs above.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.