Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.91 / 5.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Number of students engaged in community service:
13,434

Total number of students :
24,477

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
63,439

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Community service achievements are not included directly on official university transcripts at this point, however, we do provide students (as well as faculty, staff and alumni) with an official way to report their service activities and build a service portfolio that they can save/print/export for inclusion with job/graduate school applications, etc. through GVSU's Service Tracker system


Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

GVSU provides flex time for ongoing and event-specific volunteer opportunities with supervisor approval, the Service Tracker system for individual faculty/staff to report both their own community engagement activities and also the community engagement activities they offer for students through their academic courses and other official university initiatives, and inclusion of volunteering as activity options for Human Resource's Healthy Choices program.


The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

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