Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.06 / 5.00 Abby Honaker-Shroeder
Director, Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement
Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
1,994

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1,800

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
90.27

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:
27,000

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
13.54

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:

Contribution to community is an explicit requirement for promotion and tenure for faculty members. Additionally, the institution promotes United Way and provides opportunities for broad participation in a Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service.

New Benefit announced in 2021

Volunteerism
The University of Mount Union encourages employees to become involved in their communities, lending their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within these communities. The following guidelines are for faculty and staff who serve as volunteers in 501(c)(3) non-profit community programs that are either of personal interest or are university-sponsored initiatives. Full-time employees may take up to 16 hours of paid time off each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to participate in their specific volunteer program. For the remainder of this fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2021, full-time employees may take up to 8 hours of paid time off for volunteerism. Volunteer time must be requested in advance and approved by your immediate supervisor. This approved time for volunteerism may be taken in as little as two-hour increments. Volunteer time should not conflict with the peak work schedules, create the need for overtime, or cause conflicts with other employees' schedules. Volunteer time does not carry over to the next fiscal year if not used.

Office of Human Resources
humanresources@mountunion.edu


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information provided by Abby Schroeder.

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