Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Chatham University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.79 / 5.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
2,110

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
2,004

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
94.98

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:
40,937

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
19.40

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

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:

Each Fall and Spring semester Chatham sponsors Community Service Days, Make a Difference Day (Fall) and Martin Luther King Day (Spring). This is in addition to our other community service activities:
-Scheduled Community Service Activities - Regularly scheduled one-time co-curricular activities
-Community Service Day - One day each semester entirely dedicated to community service which involves current students, faculty, staff, and alumni
-Service Days - Once a month we will be venturing into Pittsburgh for a morning of service. Join us for one or all events.
-Emerging Leaders Institute - A semester-long leadership program that prepares students to advocate for an issue of their choosing while working closely with administration and city council leaders. (kelly)
-Relay for Life - Each year the Chatham community comes together to support the American Cancer Society in a twelve-hour relay (athletics)
-Empty Bowls Hunger Banquet - In partnership with the grassroots organization Empty Bowls and the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Chatham is proud to support a hunger banquet in an effort to eliminate hunger inequity in Allegheny County (art department).


Additional documentation to support the submission:

The only 2 programs at Chatham that does not include community service is our BSN and MS in Nursing, as these programs are mandated by the state.

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