Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.76 / 5.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI 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):
29,993

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
5,953

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
19.85

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:
48,486

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.62

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The Pomerantz Career Center at the University of Iowa places significant emphasis on Community involvement. The center actively tracks the amount of time students spend in service-learning through independent volunteering, structured classroom service, alternative spring break, and volunteer internships. In the 2015-2016 school year, 5,953 students logged at total of 48,486 hours. While this number is likely understated because reporting is voluntary, it gives us a gauge as to the magnitude of community service activities at the University of Iowa.

Please see page 11 of the PDF for specific breakout of undergraduate community service statistics. Additionally, all statistics relate to the 2015-2016 school year due to data collection constraints.

The Pomerantz Career Center at the University of Iowa places significant emphasis on Community involvement. The center actively tracks the amount of time students spend in service-learning through independent volunteering, structured classroom service, alternative spring break, and volunteer internships. In the 2015-2016 school year, 5,953 students logged at total of 48,486 hours. While this number is likely understated because reporting is voluntary, it gives us a gauge as to the magnitude of community service activities at the University of Iowa.

Please see page 11 of the PDF for specific breakout of undergraduate community service statistics. Additionally, all statistics relate to the 2015-2016 school year due to data collection constraints.

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