Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Princeton University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.37 / 5.00 Elsie Sheidler
Senior Associate Director
Pace Center for Civic Engagement
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
8,032

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
6,346

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
79.01

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
No

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
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Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

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):
Yes

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

Princeton University employees interested in volunteer opportunities sponsored by Princeton University groups or local community organizations can sign up for the Community Volunteer Listserv. Community volunteer emails will provide descriptions of events, number of volunteers needed, amount of time required, and contact information. Employees can commit to activities of interest and these opportunities will be on their own time and require permission from their supervisor if during work hours.
There are also community events coordinated by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs including an annual clothing drive to benefit HomeFront's Suitably Dressed, Dress for Success, Isles, and Operation Fatherhood of Trenton, Mercer County organizations who collect gently used business attire for men and women. During the holiday aseason there are several outreach events including Holiday Food Drive, Operation Gratitude, A Cappella Jam, and Holiday Hoops.
For more information about all opportunities, visit https://community.princeton.edu/serving-our-community/faculty-staff-outreach


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Please note that Princeton University defines service broadly. The data provided above in response to the “number of students engaged in community service” is based on results from a senior survey in which students respond to Princeton's definition of service. The survey question provides a myriad of examples to assist the student in understanding that service is broad and diverse, and beyond "community service," which we believe is limiting.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.