Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.55 / 5.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Number of students engaged in community service:
23,023

Total number of students :
27,086

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:
575,000

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:

While CSU does not officially list community service on the university transcript, students are encouraged to track co-curricular experiences and create a Leadership and Involvement transcript on RamLink, a student portal. The transcript can be downloaded and included with materials submitted for graduate programs, used as a resource to build resumes, and can be included in materials for internship programs.


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:

Volunteers in Public Schools at Colorado State University allows employees up to 5 hours per month administrative leave to volunteer in any public school district. The program was developed by Colorado State University Classified Personnel Council in 1995 and is a permanent program open to all Colorado State employees.

School is Cool is a community outreach effort managed and organized by CSU employees that provides backpacks and school supplies to K-12 students in Fort Collins, Wellington, Timnath and LaPorte, and to outlying mountain schools. Since 1992, School Is Cool has helped more than 32,000 children. Last year, the program assisted 2,517 students in 46 schools.

Multiple departments and offices at CSU also sponsor staff volunteer and service activities throughout the year.


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

CSU has several innovative community service programs related to sustainability. Just one example is Fall Clean Up. More than 1,500 student volunteers help approximately 200 neighbors in need in the local community clean up their leaves and yard waste in the fall. In October 2014, 4,867 bags of leaves were collected and taken to Hope Farms for composting.

Student enrollment differs in this credit from IC3 as online/continuing education students are not included in this credit per the headcount note from AASHE above specifying that non-credit, continuing education, and/or part-time students may be excluded.

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