Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Elon University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.45 / 5.00 Mary Morrison
Assistant Dean of Campus Life; Director
Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
6008

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
3303

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
54.98

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:
107949.75

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
17.97

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:

Elon has a Staff Volunteer Program. Regular full-time staff working 30+ hours per week are allowed up to sixteen (16) hours of paid volunteer service leave per calendar year. Volunteer service leave hours do not rollover from year to year and cannot be cashed out at the end of employment. The hours must be spent with one of six identified community partners.
Elon also offers Service Sabbaticals to university employees with two or more years of service. During sabbaticals, employees are relieved of their duties to the university for one month or less in order to work full-time for a community organization. Recipients continue to receive their university paychecks during their sabbaticals. It is expected that projects and organizations will have goals and principles consistent with the Elon University Mission Statement.
Any full-time university employee (with 2 or more years of service) who has a record of service to a community organization — and who has an idea of how his or her full-time service for one month will benefit that organization in a significant way — is welcome to apply for a Service Sabbatical.
https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/project-pericles/about/service-sabbaticals/


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The provided number of students engaged in community service and the number of community service hours is based on undergraduate student self-reporting (FY 16-17) to the Kernodle Center. The number of students enrolled for credit is undergraduate students in FY 16-17.

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