Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.69
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.60 / 5.00 Conor Roycroft
Director of Institutional Research
Institutional Research
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

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

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

Policy 623 of the Santa Clara University Staff Policy Manual provides volunteering opportunities to staff as a means of connecting with University run programs that provide services to the surrounding community. Participation strengthens inter-departmental relationships and builds community relationships while addressing community needs. Eligible employees may take a maximum of up to 40 hours per calendar year of paid release time to volunteer with an Ignatian Center-run program, such as the SCU Thriving Neighbors Initiative or immersion program. Both exempt and non-exempt participating employees enter all paid release community service hours on their timesheets as Community Service Hours.


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

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

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

The data is from the 2021-2022 academic year. We excluded non-credit, part-time, continuing education, distance education, and graduate students from both the count of students engaged in community service and the count of total students. Using responses from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) survey conducted in spring 2022, the Office of Institutional Research provided estimates for the number of students engaged in community service and approximate community service hours.

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