Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.86 / 5.00 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students engaged in community service:

Total number of students :

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

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

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

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

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

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

Hope hosts an annual event of "Day of Service" in which it brings together students, faculty, and staff when they spend a day serving others all around the globe, sharing the spirit of compassion and giving that is present during our years on campus.

According to an Economic Impact Study completed in 2011, "In a year, Hope employees and students spend more than 127,000 hours in service to the local community, the equivalent of one person working around the clock for over 14 years."

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

On Saturday, January 23, 2016, Hope students, employees and alumni served others by volunteering in their communities as part of Day of Service. Hope faculty, staff and students served around West Michigan. Alumni were invited to serve others where they are, at a location of their choosing. In this way, the Hope community spent a day serving others all around the globe, sharing the spirit of compassion and giving that is present during our years on campus. http://www.hope.edu/news/2016/giving/day-of-service-2016-photos.html

The “Time to Serve” program is designed to help new students learn about service while helping and getting to know their community and becoming better acquainted with one another. The project began in the fall of 2000 with 10 projects and about 100 participants, and had grown to 24 projects and 300 students a year later. In October 2001, “Time to Serve” 2000 received a 2001 Distinguished Service Award from Keep Michigan Beautiful Inc. during the group’s annual conference. http://www.hope.edu/news/2016/campus-life/hundreds-of-students-to-spend-day-volunteering.html

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