Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.09
Liaison Elizabeth Drake
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Swarthmore College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.26 / 5.00 Elizabeth Drake
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

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:

Numbers are derived from multiple sources. The number of students participating in community service is based on the 2022 Senior Exit Survey in which 45% of respondents said they participated in volunteer activity or a Service Learning course during their time at Swarthmore. Data on hours volunteered is a conservative estimate based on the Lang Center Annual Report from 2021-22 from Lang Center for Civic and Social Engagement. Here, a more comprehensive tracking regime was introduced in 2018-2019 so the increase from the 2020 response to the 2023 response should not necessarily be read as "growth" in engagement.

Information gathered primarily from Jennifer Magee (jmagee1@swarthmore.edu) for the Lang Center.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.