Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.71
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 22, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.75 / 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):
434

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
253

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
58.29

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:
16,614

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
38.28

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:

Community service data for the academic year 2016-2017 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), SUA Athletics, and Student Orientation. In order to correct for double counting of students who had participated in more than one of these events, we conducted a survey to determine the average number of activities that SUA students had participated in. OUt of the 434 student enrolled, 82 responded to the survey, for a response rate of 19%.

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.