Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Miguel Martin
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Bernardino
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.58 / 5.00 Miguel Martin
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:
21,124

Number of students engaged in community service:
12,004

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
56.83

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
150,100

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
7.11

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 Office for Community Engagement (OCE) is committed to support and recognize CSUSB faculty who address critical community needs through high quality community-based experiences for our students. We connect faculty with communities and facilitate community partnership development, service learning and/or community-based participatory research. The Office of Community Engagement provides resources and tools for faculty interested in incorporating community engagement into their teaching, research and scholarship.
Service learning at CSUSB is a high-impact teaching method that promotes student learning through active participation in meaningful and planned service experiences in the community that are substantively related to course content. Through reflective activities, students enhance their understanding of course content, general knowledge, sense of civic responsibility, self-awareness and commitment to the community.

Faculty who teach service learning courses have found that extending the boundaries of the classroom into the community benefits their students' learning in many ways. Students understand and synthesize the subject matter through a broader range of experiences and associations; gain an understanding and appreciation of the community and the diversity of its people; explore an area of study or a career option; critically reflect on personal values and responsibilities as citizens; and gain a belief they can make a difference through their actions. Many students decide to continue their involvement in the community after completing the service learning experience.


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:
3,635

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