Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.38 / 5.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
52,331

Number of students engaged in community service:
24,203

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
46.25

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
155,866

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
2.98

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:
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Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
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Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Office of Civic Life (formerly the Office of Volunteer Programs) cultivates community partnerships that are designed to give students multiple entries to explore pathways to community involvement, global awareness, and civic responsibility. We play a vital role in shaping the development of Illinois students through creation and implementation of intentional co-curricular and curricular programs, professional development activities, service education, and reflection. Civic Life will enable students to realize, discuss, and address critical, societal issues and gain the knowledge and capacity to be lifelong agents of change worldwide. Community Service participation is central to the education mission at Illinois. More than 10,000 courses include community service as part of the curriculum. In addition, students have the opportunity to volunteer through the Office of Volunteer Programs and many fraternities and sororities are involved in community service efforts. Further, Illinois hosts more than 140 registered student organizations that are classified as service-oriented. Acquiring data regarding the number of students and hours is a challenge since these numbers are not tracked centrally; the actual number is much higher in all likelihood than what's reflected in Part 2 of this credit.

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