Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.23 / 5.00 Mary Morrison
Assistant Dean of Campus Life; Director
Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
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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:
6,196

Number of students engaged in community service:
3,215

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
51.89

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
86,280

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
13.93

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:

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 the community partners identified for this program.
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/


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:
279

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
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 18-19) to the Kernodle Center. The total number of students figure is undergraduate students in FY 18-19.
The total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution represents the Staff Volunteer Program in 2019.

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