Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.84
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Cornell University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 5.00 Gary Stewart
Director of Community Relations
Department of Government and Community Relations
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
23162

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
6023

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
26.00

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:
53489

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
2.31

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

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:

Cornell is an exceptionally decentralized university, and there is no 'one-size-fits-all’ institutional answer regarding incentives for staff and faculty community service. Conversely,the boards of Ithaca’s rich non-profit community all have exceptional Cornell representation, and the University accounts for a full 40 percent of United Way of Tompkins County’s annual campaign. Community volunteerism at Cornell doesn’t have to be incentivized or officially encouraged. It has been a long-time way of life, that is often celebrated, and recognized, including via an annual Town-Gown Awards ceremony
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/12/eighth-annual-togo-awards-celebrate-community-engagement

Cornell offers employees paid-time for volunteering on major on-campus events.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data is attached and was collected through the Public service Center and Cornell Commitment Office

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