Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.85
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

Texas A&M University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.74 / 5.00 Tom Reber
Associate Vice President For Student Affairs
Vice President For Student Services
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
65,658

Number of students engaged in community service:
7,702

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
11.73

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
862,275.50

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
13.13

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:
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Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
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Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The data on student service hours supplied here comes from the 2017 Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey. The SERU survey is conducted every 3 to 4 years. The data from the SERU is coupled with a few key leadership and service related organizations to arrive at the total hours submitted. Texas A&M is firmly committed to community service, so much so that one of our six core values is Selfless Service.

Our score for this category does not accurately reflect the investment our students make every year in community service because at this time we are unable to capture the total number of volunteers and the hours they dedicate to selfless service.

Additionally, the global pandemic that hit during the spring 2020 semester has significantly impacted students’ ability to engage in service as desired due to stringent guidelines to keep our local, national, and global community safe. Therefore, the typical number of hours reported have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

For more information on some of our bigger community service projects/organizations see the following websites:

http://bigevent.tamu.edu/
http://fish.tamu.edu/
http://hospitality.tamu.edu/
http://carpool.tamu.edu
https://studentactivities.tamu.edu/about-us/office-of-fraternity-and-sorority-life/

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.