Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.31 / 5.00 Jean-François Comeau
Director, Project for the Integration of Sustainable Development in Education
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
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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:

The Université de Sherbrooke has implemented several programs and opportunities for social involvement in order to promote and encourage the involvement of its employees in the community. To name but a few examples:


Every year, the Université de Sherbrooke raises funds for the Centraide Estrie campaign, a charitable organization that supports community organizations and volunteers in order to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the region. Each year, a team of employees multiplies initiatives, including fundraising activities, to encourage people in their unit to contribute to this campaign (https://www.usherbrooke.ca/centraide/personnes-ressources). In 2021, the generosity of the university community particularly stood out, with the Centraide Committee raising a record $241,303.06.

The hours of staff involvement in the Centraide campaign are mostly done during regular work hours with the approval of the immediate supervisor. Although the Université de Sherbrooke does not keep a detailed record of the number of hours invested by those involved in the Campaign, a simple methodology could be developed to approximate this number of hours, if needed.



The Université de Sherbrooke has created a directory of its specialists, complete with search filters, which presents its professors according to their specializations. Thus, university specialists are easier to find and can be consulted by members of the community, for example, to obtain the opinion of an expert at the start of an innovative project or to cover a current topic in the news.



Within the framework of a partnership developed between the Université de Sherbrooke and the Ville de Longueuil, university specialists offer free scientific lectures to the general public on a regular basis at the Raymond-Lévesque Library in Longueuil.


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:

The total number of students (12,063) considered in this credit has been established in accordance with the STARS 2.2 Technical Manual; it is made up of the predominant student body and includes all full-time undergraduate students enrolled for credit. This data was compiled for the financial year from 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022, consistent with the period during which the survey was administered. The reference period used for this credit is therefore not the same as the data presented in credit PRE5, which represents the year 2020-2021.

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.