Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.51 / 5.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
24677

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
2876

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
11.65

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:
39359

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.59

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:

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.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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