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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 4.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
3,641

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student Sustainability Ambassadors

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
908

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

The mission of the Student Sustainability Ambassadors Program is to serve as a support and training program for students who have leadership characteristics and have a passion for creating positive change in the community through hands on experience. Ambassadors serve as the primary student educators and coordinators for campus and community related sustainability initiatives ranging from energy and water conservation and waste diversion to sustainability in the supply chain and food and dining. Ambassadors can take on various levels of involvement from project development and management, communications, marketing, research, and more!


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

The Sustainability Ambassadors are selected through an application process


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

Student Sustainability Ambassadors learn project management, leadership, and communications skills in the planning and execution of tasks and campaigns throughout the year during meetings through guidance from EcoMotion and hands on experience in implementing and reflecting on events and activities.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The Student Sustainability Ambassadors program is facilitated by EcoMotion, a sustainability advising firm.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Enactus Green Team

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
185

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

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization of students, faculty, and corporate leaders who focus on creating entrepreneurial sustainable solutions for community issues through outreach programs. The Bryant chapter's Green Team focuses on green initiatives on campus and off.


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

The University funds Enactus through the Student Senate's organizational budgeting process. Enactus must submit a budget each year in order to retain funding from the Student Senate. The Senate is allotted funding by the University to underwrite these costs.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

Students receive hands on training in implementing activities


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The University funds Enactus through the Student Senate’s annual budgeting process. Enactus must request a budget each year in order to obtain funding. The Senate allocates budgets to requesting student organizations from funds available through the Student Involvement Fee


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
The Community Activism and Leadership Organization (CALO)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
185

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

The Community Activism and Leadership Organization, or CALO, focuses on directing student effort toward social good. The Green Initiative primarily focuses on finding sustainable solutions to environmental challenges and opportunities on campus and in the surrounding community.


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

This is a recognized student club open to the students at Bryant to join


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):

Typically CALO members receive training when they volunteer with organizations that require it. For example, when students volunteer with the RISCPA there is a handling and orientation process. When students begin tutoring at local middle schools, there was a certain amount of training as well as background checks.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):

This club has a club budget like other recognized clubs at the University


Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):
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