Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.51
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date March 5, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Principia College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 5.00 Robert Pennamon
Community Service Programs Coordinator
Sociology/Anthropogy
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
407

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
135

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
33.17

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
1,917

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
4.71

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

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:

Employees are encouraged to engage in community service, including lending their expertise. Promotion criteria (at all levels of rank) include "Demonstrates a commitment to serve Principia, the college, and the larger geographical community", including "community service."

Some examples include: organizing for the annual CROP WALK (Principia routinely tops the list for donations raised); appointed members to local charity Boards of Directors; membership on city policy committees (e.g., Climate Protection and Energy Efficiency Committee, tasked with "conduct[ing] its business in such a manner as to progressively approach the goals of climate protection and energy efficiency within the government and jurisdiction of the City of Alton"); and organizing community service projects during Study Abroad programs.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

This number underestimates the extent to which our students engage in community service; this is an area of record-keeping that we're working on.

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.