Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.20 / 5.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Number of students engaged in community service:
667

Total number of students :
28289

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:
36760

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Community Service-Learning
Community Service-Learning (CSL) is a method of experiential, hands-on learning that emphasizes action, reflection and real-world engagement. Much more than just volunteerism, CSL supports students in the development of new skills and civic citizenship through combining community work and classroom learning.

Co-Curricular Record
The role of the Co-Curricular Record is to encourage and recognize student involvement “outside the classroom” while providing meaningful experiences for all students (undergraduate and graduates students). Many activities include student life programs, leadership development, community service learning, and involvement activities that contribute to your student experience.
Students will be able to present this official documentation to prospective employers and graduate schools. Your CCR is designed to complement your academic transcript and demonstrate the holistic learning you engaged in during your academic career.

Alternative Spring Break?

ASB is an immersive year-long program that culminates with a week of social engagement and service-learning with a partner organization during reading week in February. For the 2015-2016 program, there were six different trips that students went on, each focusing on serving the local communities focused on specific themes, including access to education, biodiversity, and sustainable employment.
The reading week experience is preceded by months of preparation, which includes listening to guest speaker seminars, watching fascinating documentaries about a specific topic or theme, participating in various fundraising efforts for the trips, and team-building exercises.


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:

Carleton offers each employee one half day of work (paid) each year to dedicate to volunteer/community service. Beyond that half-day, the decision remains with the manager of each department with regards to incentives for employee community service initiatives.


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