Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Jessica Thompson
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2023

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.86 / 5.00 Jessica Thompson
Professor/SAC Co-Chair
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Northern has a very active Center for Student Enrichment that coordinates a number of different community-service programs. Using responses to NSSE data (2021 survey - https://nmu.edu/institutionaleffectiveness/nsse-2021), we calculated the average hours spent doing community service. Total hours are calculated by averaging the self-reported weekly average across all student volunteers for 32 weeks of the year. Students volunteer an average of 135 hours per academic year. Average for the entire student body is 55 hours per student, per academic year.
For more information on these different programs, see: http://www.nmu.edu/studentenrichment/

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