Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
1.94 / 5.00 Erin LeFever
Asst Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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:
38,062

Number of students engaged in community service:
13,982

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
36.73

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
207,745

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
5.46

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

UC Serves is a staff and faculty day of service hosted by Emerging Leaders in Student Affairs (ELSA) and the Center for Community Engagement (CCE).
UC Serves offers staff and faculty the chance to give back to the community while building a stronger network of colleagues on campus through the shared experience of intentional, focused service to the communities surrounding University of Cincinnati campuses.

Think of UC Serves as a way to embrace the university's commitment to enhancing community-wide partnerships and investing in faculty and staff development as outlined in UC's strategic vision - Next Lives Here. UC Serves will allow you to not only "talk the talk" but also "walk the walk."


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
Yes

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
2,288

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
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.

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.