Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.30 / 5.00 Kathy Pham
Co-Op Communications Coordinator
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
30,004

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
13,036

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
43.45

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:
1,631,688

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
54.38

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

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:

Faculty and Staff of the university are encouraged to serve the community through flexible working hours and options to take voluntary leave. The diversity of initiatives that employees are involved in range from chairing City of Calgary advisory boards to volunteering for education initiatives in Sudan. Employee contributions to communities locally and internationally are frequently recognized in the university's daily news outlet, UToday.

During the Fort McMurray wildfire, the university housed 1,390 displaced residents from the area. Over 21 university departments, faculties and campus organizations coordinated to provide assistance and programming to evacuees.

For more information:
https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2016-05-10/university-calgary-provides-shelter-fort-mac-evacuees
https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2016-09-19/thank-you-campus-community-came-together-support-fort-mcmurray-evacuees


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data was collected from individual schools and departments within the University and the Students' Union, including: student club activity, for-credit community service such as practicum and paid opportunities facilitated by the university on behalf of community service organizations.

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.