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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 51.12
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Florida
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jacob Adams
Office Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:
48,481

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Housing Eco-Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
7,491

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

UF Housing's Eco-Rep program trains residents to engage other residents in sustainability focused programming throughout the academic year. Resources are provided to Eco-Reps to educate residents in their hall about reducing waste, water, and energy use, as part of the annual Eco-Challenge on campus.


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

Organized through IRHA http://irha.housing.ufl.edu/index.php

Residents are encouraged to apply at the beginning of the year and are selected based on their application and an interview to be the Eco-Rep for their residence hall.


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

Eco-Reps attend meetings with IHRA officers to prepare for their roles.


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

The Department of Housing & Residence Education provide materials and prizes for Eco-Rep programming and the Eco-Challenge.

The IHRA Director of Environmental Concerns regularly interacts with staff from the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Housing & Residence Education.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Sustainabillity Hut

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
48,481

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

The Sustainability Hut team sets up across campus each week in the academic year and engages students in sustainability awareness programming including challenges and games designed to create awareness of sustainability issues and actions students can take to reduce their impact.


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

Volunteers are recruited at the beginning of each semester. Hut shift leaders are determined based on their leadership abilities and commitment to the program.


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

A brief training session on expectations and responsibilities of working at the sustainability hut and training on each topic/activities that they will be using in outreach at the hut.

The hut relays Office of Sustainability messages and programming information to the general student body, and updated information is provided to volunteers as needed.


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

The Office of Sustainability pays 4 interns to manage the sustainability hut and purchases materials needed for all hut activities.


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