Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Berkeley
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.55 / 5.00 Jack Chang
STARS Assessment Fellow (ERG)
Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
42,103

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
17,894

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
42.50

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:
536,820

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
12.75

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:

UC Berkeley provides employee incentives and positive recognition such as the Chancellor's Awards for Public Service and a staff public service award. Individual departments also offer their own community service awards.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The data for Part 1 were derived from the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey, which was sent in 2016 to every undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, with a 33 percent response rate. That survey found that 42.5 percent of respondents had performed some sort of community service or volunteer activity. The data from the survey are representative of the larger campus and were extrapolated to the larger student population.

The data for Part 2 originated from the campus Public Service Center. The center found that in the 2017-18 school year, 5,500 students performed a total of 165,000 hours of community service - for an average of 30 hours a year. That number was then multiplied by the estimated number of students who had performed community service.

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.