Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bates College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.76 / 5.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
1,780

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1,062

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
59.66

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
35,120

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
19.73

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
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Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

Through the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, employees may access considerable resources for community engagement, including information about and connections to local partners and projects, cultural competency training, and grant funding to support staff projects.

The Sustainability Office also offers EcoService Days to staff and faculty to help clean up local public lands, glean food from local farms, etc.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Academic Community Learning
• More than half of all students engage in academic community-engaged work during their time at Bates.
• In 2017-2018, 1,062 Bates students were involved in more than 35,120 hours of academic communityengaged work through 54 courses and 27 community-engaged senior theses.
• Ten students participated in our Community-Engaged Research Fellows program and ten students
participated as members of our Short Term Action/Research Team (STA/RT), representing several
departments.
Community Volunteerism and Student Leadership Development
• In 2017-2018, 15,620 documented hours of volunteer service were contributed by Bates students.
• Twenty- seven students participated in the Bonner Leader Program, devoting four-to-six hours per week
working in the community and another two hours per week engaged in training and reflection activities.

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