Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

McGill University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.02 / 5.00 Veronica Amberg
Program Officer
Social Equity and Diversity Education Office
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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 University community is encouraged to participate annually in Community Engagement Day organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

In 2012, McGill began piloting a student Co-Curricular Record which expanded campus-wide in 2014. The program seeks to recognize students for their out-of-classroom learning experiences, which the University has defined to include community service. However, because this initiative is new, we are still creating policy and are in the process of increasing adoption by more administrative and student-led initiatives. Institutionally, we are less concerned with logging numbers of service hours and more focused on identifying the tasks completed and skills developed by participating in these activities. At present, we have 144 active campus organizations involved in reporting student involvement data, a number which is fast expanding. In addition to recognizing service opportunities offered by administrative and academic units, the CCR is in continued negotiations with the multitude of campus-wide, faculty-specific, and department-specific student government organizations about recognizing their non-curricular service opportunities on the CCR. Unlike most of our peer institutions in the United States, the majority of student clubs, services, and other involvement opportunities at Canadian universities such as McGill are administered by these student societies, which are formally affiliated with but separate legal entities from the university. The need to have separate agreements with each student group has made the implementation of a campus-wide recording system slower than at US institutions; however, this is where the majority of service activities take place. We are in the early stages of collecting data from these organizations with the goal of better understanding the service activities in which students at McGill are taking part. Please see our website for more information: https://www.mcgill.ca/involvement/ccr/about

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.