Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.70 / 5.00 Denice Koljonen
assoc. director, strategic services
IR&P
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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:
9,370

Number of students engaged in community service:
8,105

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
86.50

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
555,877

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
59.33

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 culture supports employee's service initiatives by offering time-away from the office. For example, the BC Police Dept. takes a community-oriented policing approach to covering the campus and off-campus neighborhoods. Employees volunteer for a weekly reading program at St. Columbkille school.


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
No

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Number of students enrolled for credit is undergraduate day students (not graduate) from Fact Book for Fall 2019.
Student volunteer service data (# of students and hours) were obtained from the Economic Impact Study conducted April, 2021. Graduate service hours were deleted to match the UG % volunteer (methodology described below)

Methodology
The Student Experience Survey was administered online from October 2018 - December 2018 to all enrolled undergraduate students from all class years. The survey yielded a response rate of 26%. A total of 2,417 student participated in the Student Experience Survey.

This survey item on the survey used for this STARS report was: "While at Boston College, how often have you...participated in volunteer work or community service" and the Item Scale was: "Very often, Often, Sometimes, Rarely, and Never". The 86.5% percentage is the sum of students who selected "Very often", "Often", "Sometimes" or "Rarely" (i.e., any option except for "Never").

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.