Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Richmond
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.41 / 5.00 Cassandra Collins
Sustainability Communications & Engagement Specialist
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

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):

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, University of Richmond plans a variety of activities inviting students, faculty and staff to honor the holiday, serve in the community and learn about civil rights in Richmond. Following the day of service, all are invited to a commemoration event and reception with the University. The university is closed for the MLK Day holiday, but the campus community is invited to participate in a day of service and learning. Events in the past year included an exhibition at the University's Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of art focused on growing up in civil rights Richmond, a campus commemoration ceremony, and a discussion with the President's Commission on history and identity. Service opportunities included various farm tasks at an urban agriculture site, cleanup along the James River, and clearing brush and restoring pathways at a historic African American cemetery.

University of Richmond’s MLK Day events are co-sponsored by the Office of Common Ground and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and organized by an array of campus offices.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data provided by Sylvia Gale (CCE), Lisa Miles (Common Ground/MLK), and Meg Pavarski (Greek Life)

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