Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.10 / 5.00 David Yarbrough
Dean of Community Service
Child & Family Studies
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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:

There is not a specific formal program to support employee service, but it is encouraged and tracked through annual self-reports to a community service survey and other evaluation methods. During this survey period, there were approximately 630 employees (administrators, faculty, and staff) who contributed about 107,000 hours of service in the community.

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:

Service data is measured via an annual survey conducted by the Dean of Community Service. The 2016-17 survey was the last survey conducted that got enough responses to extrapolate out for the entire campus. The 2019-20 survey was not sent because the Office of Communications asked to hold it in the midst of Covid communications. For this last useable review period, there were approximately 41,626 service hours generated by students. About 34,000 of those hours were organized service activities. Another 7,626 hours were generated by class associated service-learning.

The total number of students collected through this survey only reflects academic affairs-related service. To reflect student affairs programs like soUL camp, honors college, americorps, and BMLA we added the total of participants for the year and subtracted out the 20.78% service learning rate and then added the remaining total to the total number of students serving. This accounts for an additional 2925 students who participate in campus service activities.

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.