Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Emily Neal
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Luther College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.85 / 5.00 Toby Cain
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainable Communities
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
2005

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
955

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
47.63

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:
8450

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
4.21

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

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):
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Luther does not have a centralized office that collects data on student volunteering even though Luther students are highly involved in volunteering. This report includes data on the following volunteer opportunities:
Endeavor Together
Pay It Forward
Land Stewardship Volunteers
Service organizations (data that was reported to Jake Dyers; see below)
Cafeteria to Community
Luther Serves (Fall Spring, Spring Fling)
Habitat for Humanity

The report includes data collected from a survey conducted by Luther College Student Life coordinator, Jake Dyers, administered to all student groups on campus. According to the results of the survey, an average of 20 students participate in the 33 on-campus groups that promote volunteerism and service. These students volunteer an average of 4 hours per year.

For more information about many of these groups, our Campus Ministries office has more details: https://www.luther.edu/ministries/

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.