Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Rice University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 5.00 Amy Griffiths
Sustainability Intern
CEVE
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
6719

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
2206

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
32.83

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:
54922

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
8.17

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:

In 2016, the Facilities Engineering and Planning department allowed employees the option to leave work if they wanted to volunteer with fellow department members at the Houston Food Bank on a specified day in December.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The associate dean of undergraduates provided an estimate of the number of hours of community service completed by students in 2015. This is an underestimate as it excludes volunteer hours completed by clubs on campus (because the clubs are not required to document these hours).
Though there was not a number available for the number of students who participated in the completion of these hours, the estimate was created by using the number from our 2014 submission and scaling it appropriately to create the best estimate.

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.