Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date June 12, 2023

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 5.00 Lisa Garner
Executive Assistant in the Office of Community Engagement
Office of Community Engagement
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

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

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?:

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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: This is one of the community service projects of the Ball State Staff Council, the Angels for Life Committee has been working with the Indiana Blood Center since 2008 holding blood drives on campus.
In 2022, events were held in January, March, May, September, and November and are open to all faculty, staff, and students. A total of 282 units of blood was donated saving up to 846 Hoosier hospital patients. Additional information can be found at https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/staffcouncil/angelsforlife

2) Angel Tree Wrapping Event: This is an annual event where the Ball State Community comes together to help children and their families around the holidays. In 2022, 88 Ball State students, faculty, and community members sponsored 148 Delaware County children who were removed from their homes during the holiday season. They provided approximately 890 gifts. 47 students volunteered a total of 118 hours wrapping all of the gifts for the children.

3) Adopt a Family: Each year the Staff Council collaborates with the Salvation Army to "adopt" families during the Christmas season. In 2022, we adopted two families with a total of 11 children. Staff Council members received a total of $1,541 in monetary donations. This money was used to purchase presents, a Christmas tree with decorations for one of the families, and gift cards. Staff Council members wrapped over 200 gifts. Information about this event can be found at: https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/staffcouncil/adopt-a-family

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