Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.84 / 5.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
9,390

Number of students engaged in community service:
680

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
7.24

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
15,000

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
1.60

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

Every year, employees are invited to volunteer to plant native pollinator gardens on campus as part of the Campus Cares program. We typically have 25 volunteers who spend 2 hours each (50 hours). The program is supported by HR and Facilities.

Employees are also invited to volunteer for Instant Decision Days (325 hours), Registration Days (520 hours), and Spirit Day and Welcome stations (100 hours).


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
Yes

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
1,117

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

RVCC has received numerous awards for our service learning program. For more information, visit https://www.raritanval.edu/general-information/national-recognition/service-learning

During the pandemic, we created a robust list of remote placements for many different disciplines. For a video with students talking about their remote placement service learning experience, visit https://rvcc.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5ffabe5a-288f-4046-83e1-ac98010b5bb9
A listing of remote placements is provided under additional documentation.

Numbers are for FY22 (as opposed to FY21 in PRE-5). The headcount number includes both FT and PT students, as the Service Learning program does not distinguish between FT and PT service hours.

Information provided by Lori Moog (Service Learning), Peaches Bocalan (Recruitment), and Russell Barefoot (Student Life).

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