Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.67
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.23 / 5.00 Amelia Hoffman
Academic Success and Community Service Coordinator
Student Affairs
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
2,201

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1,973

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
89.64

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:
33,996

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
15.45

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:

ESF recognizes employees in the spring through the President's Award for Community Service and the Quality of Work-Life Award for Excellence in Public Service. These awards are given to faculty and staff who exhibit a deep connection to serve the public good, and serves in a capacity that is beyond the scope of their position. They also must exemplify the desire to lead change and inspire others through their service. The nomination process is community driven and a selection committee chooses the top applicants and the President makes the final decision on who to honor for the award.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Some examples of our community service programming:

Saturday of Service:

In 2017, the fourteenth year of the program, approximately 372 students, 12 staff members, and 50 OLs, were placed at 10 park and/or community sites. The program occurs on the Saturday of first-year student orientation. First-year students, assigned by their small groups, are typically placed at 10-11 parks. Some parks have more work and would like larger groups of students, but the maximum number of small groups sent to any one park is 12 (~50 students), as more cannot fit onto a bus.

The Saturday of Service:

- Introduces incoming first-year students to ESF and the culture of service
- Provides new students with opportunities to connect with their peers
- Demonstrates the importance of parks and service to the community
- Increases the level of engagement in service projects during students’ time at ESF

2017 Site Details: 11 sites in total

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