Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.22 / 5.00 Frances Costa
Planning, Budget & Analysis
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Number of students engaged in community service:

Total number of students :

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Not Included

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:

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

Volunteer Administrative Leave

All classified employees are eligible for administrative leave. Effective January 1, 2000, the State Personnel Rules and Procedures requiring that administrative leave be granted for participation in tests and interviews for state positions were revised to provide appointing authorities the discretion to grant this type of administrative leave. The Department of Human Resources (HR) recommends that employees be given administrative leave to participate in assessment activities and interviews.


The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

The University of Colorado Boulder will earn a total of 3.2 out of 5 possible points for the two-part Community Service credit (EN 12). Part 1 requires 100% participation from students engaging in community service to receive full credit. CU is currently at 40.5% participation. This high standard is preventing CU from achieving a higher score in this credit section. Part 2 requires an average of 20 hours of community service per student annually. CU is currently receiving 118 hours of community service per student annually. Full points for Part 2 are achieved.

The data was extrapolated from the 2013 Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons survey conducted by the NSSE (national survey of student engagement).


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.