Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Nancy Apple
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mount Holyoke College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Nancy Apple
Director
Environmental Health & Safety
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
2,324

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
709

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
30.51

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
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Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
3,816

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.64

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
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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):
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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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The Weissman Center’s Community-Based Learning (CBL) program connects academic work and purposeful engagement with the world. CBL links students with communities through courses, independent studies, internships, and research and service projects that combine learning and analysis with action and social change. Students learn about communities and learn to apply ideas, theories, and models to social issues in a practical context while gaining insights from practitioners in communities and in community-based organizations (CBOs). CBL enhances students’ understanding of social issues and concerns, and fosters leadership, citizenship, organizing, and advocacy skills. Among community partners, CBL fosters sustainable, mutually beneficial campus-community relationships that support capacity-building in area community organizations.

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