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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 38.32
Liaison Patrick McKee
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.07 / 4.00 Patrick McKee
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
16,881

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):
4,513

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
26.73

Name of the student educators program:
EKU Eco Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
4,513

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

EKU's Eco Reps program is a partnerships sponsored by EKU's Office of Sustainability and Housing & Residence Life. The role of Eco Rep is an elected position in Hall Government for each of EKU's 11 residence halls. Eco Reps conduct sustainability educational campaigns in their hall such as recycling "What goes where?" training and support at least two engagement events each semester in their hall. Some examples of events and activities include environmental documentary screenings, recycling competitions, and resource conservation challenges.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

At the beginning of each Fall semester, each residence hall hold Hall Government elections in which students are nominated or nominate themselves for specific roles in the residence hall. Eco Rep is one such elected position. Eco Reps are generally selected by the third week of the semester.


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

A kickoff meeting is held with all Eco Reps, after election, that includes a formal training on EKU's Strategic Sustainability Plan and outlines the expectations of the role for the semester. The meeting typically occurs in an evening and includes a networking component for idea sharing, collaboration, and planning of activities.


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):

Activities and supplies are funded for and/or provided by the EKU Office of Sustainability and by EKU Housing & Residence Life. EKU's Sustainability Manager and Student Sustainability Staff oversee and provide administrative support of the program.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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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:

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.