Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.40 / 5.00 Lindsey Lyons
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
2381

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1675

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
70.35

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:
30740

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
12.91

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:

The college’s mission speaks to the importance of creating engaged citizens; Dickinson supports our employees in their pursuit of civic engagement by allowing individuals to take up to eight (8) hours of paid time on an annual basis to perform community service (Policy in Employee Handbook).

Dickinson traditionally offers an organized opportunity to provide community service by participating in A Day of Caring or other college-sponsored opportunities.

Dickinson offers Social Wellbeing programs or events that support not only one's own emotional wellbeing, but also the social wellbeing of others within our community. Employees are encouraged to enjoy giving back to their community by volunteering in a community-based program or event.

Revised 7/1/2017 (Original policy found on page 43 of the Employee Handbook)


Additional documentation to support the submission:

In 2016-17, Dickinson College students completed a total of 30,740 hours of community service. Students volunteered with their sports teams, through Greek Life, in student organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega, Dog House, and Challah for Hunger, and through our office programs such as Service Trips and CommServ.

In addition to all this great work, student organizations and Dickinson Red Devils raised $87,697 for charitable causes. The money was donated to organizations such as Project SHARE, the American Cancer Society, Safe Harbor, Rise Against Hunger, Cumberland County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Susquehanna Service Dogs, Reading Is Fundamental, the YWCA, MAZON, and more!

Number of students and student hours are estimates by staff and student workers at Dickinson's Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice (CSSS). Their full 2016-17 annual report is included.

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