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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 Bronze
Overall Score 33.27
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Butler University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 4.00 Caroline Huck
Director
Programs for Leadership and Service Education
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
5,095

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):
80

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
1.57

Name of the student educators program:
Fall Alternative Break

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
30

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

FAB takes up to 30 students and 3 Butler faculty members per year to a pre-selected location in the Appalachian region for 3 consecutive days of service. Service always pertains to affordable housing and restoration. 2-3 volunteer sites will be overseen by students. The location of service is selected by a student-run executive board consisting of 6 people.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

2 of the 6 executive positions are designated for student educators. Applications to become an educator are submitted to a panel of college seniors in the program to undergo a blind review.


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

Executive materials for all FAB positions are passed handed down by the previous members of executive positions. Some FAB educators have the opportunity to attend a national conference to learn how to better educate program members and facilitate meaningful reflection of service.


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):

Butler's Student Government Association provides grants to Fall Alternative Break annually. In addition, individual members of FAB may participate in a letter-writing campaign to receive funds to go volunteer. Go-Fund-Me and other social media fundraising campaigns are also utilized by students.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Alternative Spring Break

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
50

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

ASB takes 50 students somewhere outside Indiana for a week of service in a community in need. Volunteer work in the past has dealt with restoration or issues in environmental justice.


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

Student educators are members of the ASB executive board. Executive positions are applied for and applications are reviewed by college seniors that have participated in Alternative Spring Break.


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

Incoming educators are trained by former student educators. Materials are passed down along with the executive position.


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):

Butler's Student Government Association provides grants to Alternative Spring Break annually. Members can choose to fundraise on their own through letter-writing or Go Fund Me on social media to fund their trips.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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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):
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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:
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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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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.