Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.12 / 5.00 Kelly Weisinger
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
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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:

Emory Community Giving offers Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees the opportunity to help over 400 nonprofit community groups which address an array of health, human-service, community, and environmental needs. Employees can donate through payroll deduction or write a check.

Volunteer Emory (VE) is a program of Emory’s Center for Civic and Community Engagement that facilitates opportunities for service and social justice work for Emory community members. Emory employees and faculty participate in VE’s triannual Days of Service, especially Emory Cares Day in November, during which the Emory community works with local nonprofits to serve the broader metro Atlanta community.
VE: http://community.emory.edu/programs/volunteer/index.html
Emory Cares Day: https://www.engage.emory.edu/s/1705/alumni/index3.aspx?sid=1705&gid=3&pgid=3256

The Emory University Hardship Fund is designed to assist staff and faculty members who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a catastrophic event or emergency. It is funded by voluntary donations from Emory University faculty and staff, as well as other entities who want to assist Emory employees facing unexpected financial challenges. All donated funds go directly toward helping colleagues in need; no donated money is used to administer the program.

Annually, hundreds of Emory staff volunteer to assist with the setup and breakdown of 14,000 chairs on the Quadrangle for the main Commencement Ceremony, as well as to help with wayfinding, zero-landfill waste sorting, handing out programs, running hydration stations, providing mobility assistance and more.


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:

Emory currently does not track service-learning courses, faculty engagement, or staff/employee hours on a university-wide scale.

Student data are an estimation of the number of community service hours and number of students engaged in community service based on the 2014 community service data and 2018 enrollment numbers. 2014 data was collected by the Office of Community Partnerships.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.