Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.51 / 5.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
9,697

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1,600

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
16.50

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:
1,600

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
0.16

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:

HR oversees awards and recognition programs for non-academic employees. Through the PRAISE program, an employee can be recognized for making contributions on campus and this could be connected to an event that encourages campus community engagement i.e. there have been people that have received PRAISE in the past for their work with cancer research fundraisers. This is not a mandatory reason though for nominating someone. Each PRAISE recipient gets a certificate and a chance to win 100.00 MasterCard gift card. There are 3 draws per year for the gift card prize.

As per the Team Award, one of the criteria is “Team enhances the reputation of the University by directly or indirectly contributing to the community or the University which has a positive impact to the reputation of the University”. Those nominated get a plaque and are recognizes at a yearly event sponsored by the President. The overall winning team gets up to 1500 to spend on a celebratory event.

On a case-by-case basis, staff may be given voluntary leave/positive recognition to participate in community service activities (gardening, tree planting, volunteering their time at a local soup kitchen).


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Estimation is based on Ontario Tech students in groups and clubs, Athletic teams and Blue team that contribute to community service (lakeshore/river clean ups, volunteering in the local soup kitchen, volunteering at local highschool and hospital/health clinic and other co-curricular student volunteer activities, some hours are tracked as part of the Involvement Record. https://studentlife.ontariotechu.ca/services/community/get-involved/involvement-and-recognition/involvement-record.php.

Athletics in the Community: https://goridgebacks.com/news/2018/1/3/general-ridgebacks-in-the-community.aspx?path=general
Other community service activities will be tracked in the upcoming years.

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.