Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Aurora Sharrard
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Pittsburgh
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.54 / 5.00 Erika Ninos
Sustainability Program Coordinator
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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:

The University of Pittsburgh maintains event-based, reoccurring, and on-demand (initiated either by departments or community partners) opportunities for faculty and staff to volunteer.

The Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) maintains a program for faculty and staff to mobilize and connect to the community through service and volunteerism. Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Pandemic Service Initiative was created as a part of the larger cross-institutional efforts for the Pitt community to focus on basic needs, civic participation, digital access & equity, education, and health equity. The initiative includes expanding staff, faculty, and student service to the community; contributing to drives and collections; and forging innovative partnerships. The university provides up to 8 paid hours per week in approved absence time for staff volunteerism efforts for the duration of the covid-19 pandemic postures on campus.

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:

Part 1 and Part 2- The numbers provided are the average yearly totals for the years 2018-2020.

Part 3 - The institution tracks community service hours completed as a result of partnerships and offerings by CGR, though there are also other institutional pathways for faculty & staff service maintained by Pitt Athletics, The Pitt United Way campaign, and departmental volunteer committees that may not be represented. The number if hours is the average based on two years of data 2018-2019; 2019-2020.


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