Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.53 / 5.00
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :

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

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

In 2017, U of G raised $650,000 for United Way as our charity of choice. U of G’s annual United Way campaign is one of the most successful university campaigns in the country. We raise more per person than any other university in Canada.

The University of Guelph supports and encourages all employees to serve others, supporting people locally and globally. The University of Guelph was the first university in Canada to support Leave for Change, an initiative that allows employees to volunteer overseas for short assignments in developing countries. The institution was recognized for its participation in this program when it was named “Partner of the Year” by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Co-operation (CECI).

The University of Guelph is proud to be a partner in the Time to Give Challenge, an initiative developed by the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington to encourage employers to promote volunteerism among their employees.

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

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

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Sampling data is from the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), 2019. Students are asked how many hours a week do you volunteer? The results are weighted to the undergraduate population and are sex adjusted. To estimate volunteer hours the midpoint of the range is used for each group. ie. if students indicate they volunteer 1-9 hours per week 5 hours per student was applied. Weekly volunteer hours are multiplied by 28 week (September-April).

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.