Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2021

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 5.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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:
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: https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/food-drive
The FY20 food drive contributed 392,596 pounds of food to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Each year thousands of OSU employees participate in the Oregon State Employee’s Charitable Fund: https://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. The programs include: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry and Natural Resources, Family Community Health, 4-H Youth Development, Oregon Sea Grant, Open Campus, and Outdoor School.

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:
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