Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 5.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
22,127

Number of students engaged in community service:
3,066

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
13.86

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
30,240.75

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.37

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

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

Kellogg School of Management coordinates a school wide volunteer day called Kellogg Cares which brings together students, alumni, and employees to give back to various organizations across the Chicagoland region.

See more here:
https://kellogg.campusgroups.com/kcaresday/rsvp_boot?id=509123

Northwestern also participates in Rebuilding Together which brings together Facilities Management employees with the University’s Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations and the City of Evanston.

Read about some of the impact made from this annual community service opportunity here:
https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2018/may/help-with-home-improvements-in-evanston/


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
No

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Northwestern doesn't keep a centralized database of all community service hours and numbers of volunteers. To get the number of community service hours above, we compiled all available self-reported data from student groups, the Greek life and residential colleges, Athletics, Feinberg, and Pritzker School of Law. This is not a complete reflection of the total community service hours completed by Northwestern students.

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.