Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.27 / 5.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
23,615

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
9,200

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
38.96

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:
23,000

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
0.97

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:

Under the Labor Management contracts with the University, employees receive voluntary leave and comp time for participating in community service. This was confirmed by Larry Snyder, Director of Administration Services for Facilities & Campus Services via phone call on 7/13/17.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The numbers in this report for this credit come from a recent "Community Impact Report" called "UMass Amherst: Making a Difference" (http://www.umass.edu/universityrelations/sites/universityrelations/files/pdf/community-impact-report.pdf) which sites that "It is estimated that 9,200 students engage in some kind of community service each year, performing nearly 23,000 hours of service."

Enrollment data:
https://www.umass.edu/oir/sites/default/files/publications/admissions_enrollment_reports/fall16.pdf (page 10, Total UGrad instructed)

NOTE re: Employee community service:
The campus’s Civic Engagement and Service Learning Office works with more than a hundred faculty members to partner with over 50 local community organizations and public schools, integrating classroom and community experience to enhance learning and meet community identified needs. Faculty and staff also volunteer their time and specialized skills with organizations throughout the region. In 2011–12, employees and retirees raised $434,000 through the UMass Amherst Community Campaign, with 56 percent of that going to charities and organizations in the Pioneer Valley.

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.