Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.40
Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2014
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University of Illinois Chicago
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 5.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The UIC Co-Curricular Transcript documents the learning and activities that students engage in outside of the classroom. Used in conjunction with the academic transcript, the co-curricular transcript provides a comprehensive overview of a student’s collegiate experiences during their time at UIC. Students may input various experiences through the Collegiate Link online program to build their Co-Curricular Transcript, thus documenting their learning through experiential education.

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:

Various administrative departments, including the Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services (SLVDS), Campus Housing, Campus Programs, and Athletics, offer a variety of community-service opportunities for UIC’s undergraduate and graduate/professional students to choose from when they seek to volunteer their time.

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

There are numerous opportunities for the student body to get involved in community service and it is difficult to get an exact count since there is no one central repository. The Office of Student Leadership, Development and Volunteer Services operates a volunteer opportunity listing http://www.uic.edu/depts/sldvs/index.html. They reported 179 students participated in the program in the last year.

The Honors College which requires its students to engage in community service each semester.http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/requirements.shtml The number of students participating through the Honors College is 144.

UIC also has a Co-Curricular transcript program called UIC Experience. Credit for this transcript can be obtained through volunteering for service opportunities in the Chicagoland area, tutoring, etc. http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcsa/get_involved.html

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.