|Submission Date||April 21, 2017|
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Each semester every Resident Assistant is required to hold three programs for campus residents. Program themes are selected from a ‘Wellness Wheel’ with eight sections including an “Environmental” section and others relating to health. On average each hall will complete the Wellness Wheel two times each semester giving an environmental program two times each semester. The larger halls can complete the wheel three times a semester, making three environmental programs each semester.
A student desiring to be an RA must have live-in residence hall or related experience for a period equivalent to one academic semester and must have earned a minimum of twenty-four semester hours prior to employment. In order to sign RA contract, the applicant must be currently registered for classes and carrying a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25.
The RA’s are given formal training on how to plan and lead a program during RA Training in the fall and in their RA Class. Training includes a 7-step model. The model takes them from idea formation in the beginning to thank you's and evaluations in the end. Each year RA's receive a training on sustainability.
Resident Assistants (RA) at Black Hills State University are highly trained student staff members that work for the department of Residence Life. RA's are in place at each residence hall.
We piloted our Eco-rep Program in 2015. After working out some details in that year, we are launching an expanded program for academic year 2017-18.
Students will be responsible for educating their peers through programming, zero-waste events and recycling move-in and move-out days as well as attending three meetings/month.
The students are selected through an application and interview process that includes students in the process.
Students receive an initial intensive training and then on-going training of 3 hours/month.
BHSU pays a stipend of $50/month to the Eco-Reps and finances one student at 10 hours/week to help facilitate the program. This program is further supported by staff in the sustainability department as well as resources from that department.
3451 is the number of degree-seeking students enrolled in a for-credit program. Our headcount number, included in IC-3 includes students not currently enrolled in a degree program, such as continuing education students, non-credit students, and other students who are not recognized by the institution as seeking a degree, certificate, or other formal award.
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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.
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.