Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Florida
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 5.00 Maya Patel
Strategic Projects Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
36,436

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
15,431

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
42.35

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:
47,040

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.29

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:

The University has an award, created by the Office of Sustainability, that recognizes 7 Divisional and 1 University-wide winners for their quantity and quality of service. Division-level award recipients receive cash awards of $200 each, then compete for university-level awards, which offer eight $1,000 and eight $2,000 cash awards.

https://learn-and-grow.hr.ufl.edu/awards-recognition/superior-accomplishment-awards/


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Brown Center for Leadership and Service (BCLS) tracks most campus-coordinated community service efforts, but individuals or groups may also participate in service not reported to the BCLS. All social sorority and fraternity houses at UF must also meet service requirements which include a minimum of 2 service projects and 1 philanthropy project each semester.

Efforts specifically organized by the Office of Sustainability include the Tailgator recycling program for home games (http://sustainable.ufl.edu/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/tailgator-green-team/) and Green & Clean events held each semester (http://sustainable.ufl.edu/news-events/events/2019-campus-earth-week/clean-upalooza/).

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