Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.83
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Cincinnati
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.99 / 5.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
20950

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
13982

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
66.74

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:
207745

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
9.92

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):
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

UC connects with its neighbors and builds stronger connections within the campus community through UC Serves. UC Serves is a day especially for staff and faculty to share in the common experience of intentional, focused service to the communities surrounding University of Cincinnati campuses.

In the same mold as the annual Into the Streets one-day service project for students, UC Serves offers staff the chance to give back to the community while building a stronger network of colleagues on campus through the shared experience of meaningful engagement.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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These numbers are likely under-reporting. The Office of Community Engagement has a portal that aids students and administrators in tracking community service, but participation is voluntary and many community service hours do not get logged into this system currently (for example, most of the estimated 20,000+ hours of service undertaken by members of the Greek System each year.) The number of students participating in community service counts the following: students who have logged hours in the CCE system; those who receive scholarships requiring service for renewal, members of fraternities and sororities that do service, and students required to do community service/service learning as part of their coursework (for example, 22 hours in the spring semester required form students in the college of Health Science; students in the business school and DAAP. The number of hours counts the required 30 annual hours from the approximately 4500 Cincinatus Scholarship recipients (i.e. 135,000 hours); 67,745 hours from the collective Greek system (see http://www.uc.edu/greeklife/about_us.html), and an additional (very conservative estimate) of 5,000 hours from other students holding scholarships or taking classes that require service hours.

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