Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.46 / 5.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Number of students engaged in community service:
579

Total number of students :
4,407

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
2,864

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:
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Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:
Yes

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

Each year BHSU presents a Community Service Award to a department for their service to the Spearfish community, the Black Hills region, and the state of South Dakota. The nominee should demonstrate significant contribution of time or talent and may also involve facilitating change, leadership, taking risks and involving others. All BHSU employees are eligible.

Employees are able to use two paid hours a week to volunteer in the campus vegetable garden.


The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

Hours and student numbers were counted through student organization monthly reports. Hours outside of these reports that were not documented were not included.

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