Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 5.00 Kara Westfall
Assistant Director of Student Life
Student Affairs
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
25,671

Number of students engaged in community service:
2,465

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
9.60

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
38,402.36

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.50

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

The university allows employees to spend up to a total of 416 compensable hours in a fiscal year in performing outside service activities for a governmental entity or one or more 501(s)(3) not-for-profit organizations as determined in the sole discretion of and with the prior approval of the employees supervisor.


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
Yes

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
210.50

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The United Way Day of Action is a university sponsored community service program. Additional information can be found here: https://www.bsu.edu/web/unitedway/day-of-action

Additional information about volunteering as an employee can be found here: https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/community-engagement/get-involved/volunteering-as-an-employee

Other University sponsored programs include:

1) Angels for Life Blood Drive: https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/staffcouncil/angelsforlife
In 2020, 188 units of blood was donated by Ball State faculty, staff, and students which saved up to 156 Hoosier hospital patients.

2) Angel Tree Wrapping Event: Students could not participate in 2020 due to COVID restrictions however 56 faculty and staff spent 140 hours and donated approximately 1,700 gifts to 271 children.

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