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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 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
16,877

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):
16,877

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Student Leadership Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
16,877

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

Student Leadership offers opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and represent the student body. Student Leaders build a sustainable community by assessing social, fiscal and environmental impacts to the entire campus while serving as the voice of the students. Student leadership is comprised of a number of boards that focus on events, clubs, campus committees, student fees, and sustainability.

Some examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities from 2016-17 include a sustainable food initiative, P-patch student gardening, a quarterly speaker series on race, free textbook exchanges, a pilot food pantry program, a transgender panel, a voter registration campaign, and advocating for free tuition at the State Capitol.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Student Leadership (SL) Consists of 30-45 students who represent the interests of the student body and are the student government here on campus. Student Leaders are paid work positions and are hired during spring quarter to serve as Student Leaders for the following academic year.


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

Two week-long formal trainings occur with monthly professional development occurring throughout the school year. The Sustainability Board applies triple bottom line principles to the campus and guides the entire student leadership body in their peer outreach.
Learning outcomes-Students will:
- Develop critical and reflective thinking abilities.
- Exhibit responsible decision-making and personal accountability.
- Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and sustainability.
- Develop communication skills and the ability to interrelate with others.
- Develop skills for student success.


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):

Student Fees and the Sustainability Fund provide financial support for the annual budget of all supplies, activities and outreach campaigns. A staff of five advisors support the students are largely paid through student fees.


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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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):
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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):
8,895

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.