Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.82 / 5.00 Jessica Proskin
Student Affairs Officer
Office of Student Involvement
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
22188

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
11326

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
51.05

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:
64345

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
2.90

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:

UK supports a number of initiatives to engage our community, including the UK Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Council which meets about twice a semester. The Council is made up of representatives from students, faculty, and staff as well as community partners and is intended to facilitate better communication, cooperation, and collaboration between UK and its community. UK also sponsors a community bus tour which provides faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to meet community partners and see their activities. Ad hoc service days have also been established in various departments to allow community service for employees, particularly for academic advisors and in student affairs.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The numbers in this credit are based on the community service activities of our undergraduate students The estimates for community service provided in this document are conservative. The University of Kentucky just established in Fall 2018 a common platform to document community service that is fully integrated with student and Greek organizations as well as departments (GivePulse). However, logged hours are mostly self-reported, and therefore underreported especially in the first year since establishing the platform.

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.