Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 5.00 Kimberly Reeves
Sustainability Programs Manager
Sustainability Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
10475

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
4815

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
45.97

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:
52689.25

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
5.03

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

We used the Full-time equivalent student enrollment from IC-3 with both undergraduates and graduate students since our data was a combination of both. We pulled data from two places: 1) was the most recent NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) from 2015 and 2) was an email survey to our community/volunteer-engaged student clubs and organizations. Between the freshman responses, senior responses and the email responses, we calculated an average of 5.03 hours of volunteer service per student. We used the NSSE data to determine roughly 45.97 percent of our student body is involved in some sort of volunteering during their college career, ranging from 1-5 hours to 30+ hours each week.

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