Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
PAE-23: Community Service Hours

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.34 / 6.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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The number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
48,000

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:
6,147

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

The total undergraduate, degree-seeking count (6,147) does not include part-time or continuing education or international extramural exchange students.

Don Austin from the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs provided the reported number (48,000 hours) which he reported to the Corporation for National and Community Service for last academic year (2012-13). The number reported above reflects the community service hours for the programs that the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs coordinates or helps to support with volunteer placements.

However, Don admits that this "heavily estimated" figure is a fraction of the estimated total number of community service hours actually performed, given the number of student organizations and athletic teams that conduct community service, as well as community service classes and community-based/service learning projects and internships.

Students volunteering in community service projects or who are involved in student organizations that undertake community service projects are requested to "log" their community service hours using the ICLINK program. However, the actual reporting has been sporadic, at best.
For more information, refer to the section in the 2011-2011 Student Organization Guidebook. http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/osema/docs/guidebook/

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.