Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.21
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.40 / 5.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability 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:

There are several OSU employee community service initiatives that include both direct and indirect service. These include an Annual Employee & Family Service Day that engages volunteers in direct service addressing food insecurity at a local community garden and food share. Additionally, faculty and staff are invited and participate in varying degrees in all of the Center for Civic Engagement annual days of service (Fall into Service, Make A Difference Day, Hunger & Homelessness Action Week, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Civic Engagement Week, Earth Day of Service, and Day of Caring with United Way).

A large number of employees put on fundraising events and donate food and money to the annual food drive that takes place during the month of February: http://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/food-drive. The FY16 food drive contributed 523,517 pounds of food to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Each year thousands of OSU employees participate in the Oregon State Employee’s Charitable Fund: http://www.oregon.gov/GCFS/pages/index.aspx. Several departments including the Dean of Student Life alignment and Business Affairs have instituted a policy that all employees are allowed to use 8 hours of paid time per year to support community service projects.

OSU Outreach & Engagement and Extension programs and education helped improve the lives of Oregonians across the state.
• OSU Extension employees had more than 2.3 million interactions with Oregonians via face-to-face meetings, phone consultations, webinars, newsletters, emails, field visits and assistance at OSU Extension offices.
• 13,000 trained volunteers contributed more than 1million hours of service, building community capacity
• A reported 39,887 school-aged children engaged in 4-H Youth Development activities statewide. Program areas emphasized include STEM, healthy living and citizenship. Today’s 4-H’ers are tomorrow’s scientists, community change agents and global leaders.
• OSU Extension’s mobile-friendly online catalog website provides access to more than 875 research-based publications that help Oregonians improve their lives, homes, businesses and communities. In FY16, more than 7,000 printed publications have been distributed and catalog materials have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. The catalog includes books, PDFs, apps, videos, podcasts, e-books, posters and websites.

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