Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.12 / 4.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
17,719

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
4,667

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
26.34

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Peer Educators

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

WCU Sustainability Peer Educators are undergraduate students who help organize and lead sustainability education and outreach programs primarily in WCU residence halls. Their goal is to promote a thorough understanding of sustainability by emphasizing the interconnections between the environmental, social and economic aspects of our local and global society. They encourage peers to engage in and support a campus culture that embraces sustainability principles and promotes a healthy, just future for all.


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

Residential students, with a primary focus on those living in residence halls on North Campus: Traditional housing in Tyson, Goshen, Killinger, and Schmidt Halls and USH Brandywine, Commonwealth, Allegheny, and University Halls.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
4

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):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Wellness Promotion Peer Educators

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

The Wellness Promotion Peer Educators are a group of trained student leaders who are committed to enhancing the well-being of the Golden Ram community. The purpose of the program is to advocate for and promote responsible decision-making, personal well-being, and community safety. Through leadership, education, and awareness Peer Educators provide quality, innovative, and inclusive workshops, services, and events to the greater university community. Wellness Promotion Peer Educators are Bacchus Network Certified Peer Health Educations with training in various topical areas such as alcohol and other drugs, mental health, sexual health, and well-being.


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

Peer Education initiatives are designed and facilitated to support the health and well-being of all WCU students. With virtual and in-person engagement efforts, students both at the WCU main campus and other campus locations are able to participate.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
9

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
6

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
1,620

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

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

Commuter Assistants provide coaching on using all modes of transportation, with an emphasis on shared and active modes of transportation, in addition to fielding questions about parking, and sustainable commuting methods.


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

The CA’s target audience are all off campus and commuter students at WCU but a higher level of focus is placed on first year students (including transfers).


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
5

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
30

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):
1,500

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:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
3,720

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.80

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data Provided by: Peter Galloway (pgalloway@wcupa.edu), Assistant Dean of Students 6-Oct-21
Jayme Trogus (jtrogus@wcupa.edu), Associate Director, Wellness Promotion 1-Feb-22
Kelsey Matukas, (kmatukas@wcupa.edu) Assistant Director, Off Campus & Commuter Services
Bradley Flamm, (bflamm@wcupa.edu), Director, Office of Sustainability
Data Entry: Lois Howell, 17-Dec-21, 1-Feb-22

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