Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.94
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 5, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.80 / 5.00 Brian Durick
Director of Student Services
Student Services
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
446

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
268

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
60.09

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:
9221

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
20.67

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):
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

The total number of students refers to the total number of undergraduate students. Community service data for the academic year 2015-2016 was included. The data was collected from different clubs and departments that organize community service activities for Soka students. The groups were Alternative Spring Break, Soka Community Service and Internship Department, Compassion in Action (a student-led community service group), Soka Pals of OC Detainees (a student-led community service group), and Student Orientation.

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.