Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.64 / 5.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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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:

Community service initiatives cover a wide variety of activities including campus cleanups, eliminating invasive plant species at the nearby Jennings Environmental Center, working with local volunteer organizations such as the Rotary Club and Slippery Rock in Bloom to help with gardening and recycling services, staffing tables at Earth Week activities, etc. The new Office for Community Engagement Learning (OCEL) now coordinates a number of services, including the Bonner program and the Butler SUCCEED program that has a physical location in Butler, PA and places student volunteers to work for various government and nonprofit organizations. The figures above (# of volunteers and volunteer hours) are lower than expected due to the adverse impact of COVID restrictions.

All members of the faculty, tenure-track and probationary, are encouraged to complete community service and provide evidence through the faculty review evaluation procedure. Each faculty member is required to submit a portfolio which is reviewed for promotion. Under the category of Service: Contributions to the University and/or Community, each faculty member is asked to detail all service projects within SRU and the surrounding community that advances his/her discipline. Community service is one of three parameters by which faculty are reviewed and evaluated. For more information related to community service by faculty, see pages 12 and 13 in the attached document.


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:

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