Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pomona College
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.77 / 5.00 Maria Tucker
Draper Center for Community Partnerships
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of students engaged in community service:

Total number of students :

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Several courses each year are designated “community partnerships” (CP) courses which indicates a community based component. All CP courses are reflected on student transcripts. In 2014-15, eighteen community partnerships courses were offered at Pomona across each division of the College.

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

Spanish speaking staff who are interested in learning English are allowed a minimum of 30 minutes per week to work with student volunteers through the Draper Center’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Nearly, 30 staff member each participate in this program.

Direct staff deductions are also made possible through the College to support several local non-profit organizations that collaborate with the Claremont Colleges including the Draper Center on community based projects. Each year staff contribute close to $12,000 to local schools through the faculty and staff giving program.

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

Among the programs that students participate in are a Food Rescue program, through which student volunteers take prepared left-over food from the dining halls to local shelters or community organizations; partners with a local middle school for the Theatre for Young Audiences Program; Pomona Partners a mentoring program for kids grades 6-9; participates in America Reads; Challah for Hunger; and a group in support of the DREAM ACT.

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.