Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.10 / 5.00 MIT Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

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):

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

The MIT Community Service Fund supports the efforts of MIT students and colleagues working directly with people in need.

MIT volunteers serve food at the MIT Soup Kitchen, Project Manna, and Community Cooks. They are counselors and mentors at Camp Kesem, a college student-run summer camp for kids with a parent who has cancer. They teach, tutor, and mentor underserved students through programs like Amphibious Achievement, Read to a Child, Tutoring Plus, ReachOut. They encourage students’ interest in math, science, and engineering through MITxplore, DynaMIT, Club de Ciencias, and the TTT Mentor Program; they build girls’ confidence through SHINE for Girls and the MIT Women’s Initiative.

MIT employee contributions support these efforts and more. In 2016, the CSF awarded $89,500 in grants to a variety of community initiatives.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

4,524 is the number of undergraduates enrolled for credit; graduate students were excluded.

MIT PKG Public Service Center; MIT Institutional Research Office

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