Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.98
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dickinson College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.97 / 5.00 Lindsey Lyons
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
2,120

Number of students engaged in community service:
1,021

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
48.16

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
26,066

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
12.30

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

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.


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
Yes

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
67

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data reflects closure in March 2020 and switch to virtual and remote engagement as well as founding of a new Center for Civic Learning & Action and reorganization of service programs.

We only track employee service hours for non-exempt employees, so it is safe to assume lots more are contributed that are not tracked and reported here.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.