Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.29 / 5.00 Margaret Ann Ings
Vice President Government and Community Relations
Government and Community Relations
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

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

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

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

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

To calculate the number of students involved in community service, the Sustainability Manager obtained results of the annual Sophomore Survey from the Office of Institutional Research from spring 2021. Of the 360 students who responded, 47 indicated that they had been involved in community service that year. 47 is 13 percent of 360. For a rough estimate of student community service engagement, we applied that percentage (13%) to the entire student body, resulting in an estimated 760 students doing community service.

Note: The Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI) provides students incarcerated at Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord (MCI Concord) with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in media, literature and culture from faculty at Emerson College. We do not count this program as volunteering during regular work hours because faculty are offered a stipend for teaching with the EPI. https://emerson.edu/epi/who-we-are/courses-faculty

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