Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 5.00 Todd Wells
Director
Center for Leadership & 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):
49591

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
9176

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
18.50

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:
205582

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
4.15

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

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:

USF offers many opportunities to get involved and give back to the community. The Division of Human Resources is actively involved in the three listed below.

American Heart Association Tampa Bay Heart Walk
The American Heart Association’s Tampa Bay Heart Walk raises funding each year to support education and research for fighting heart disease and stroke. Last year, USF was recognized as the nation’s highest contributing university without a hospital, bringing in almost $50,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA). This year, the University has a $55,000 goal, and with your help, USF will again be recognized as a higher education leader in raising funds to support the AHA’s education and research.. For more information, visit the Heart Walk website at http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=3556

USF Faculty Staff Campaign
The Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida is a fundraising effort that allows the employees of USF to make a gift to the area of their choice at the university. To facilitate the Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida each USF employee has the opportunity to become engaged and involved with the fundraising effort in support of USF's students, faculty, staff, and programs. 32% of USF employees have participated in the Faculty & Staff Campaign. https://usffdn.usf.edu/fs_cmpgn/

Administrative Services collects and donates bears to a local service organization, the tampa bay rough riders, for distribution to children in bay area hospitals. Administrative services also hosts a holiday giving tree to assist USF employees.

United Way Campaign
United Way Suncoast hosts (presented in partnership with the USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships) two symposiums regarding the current financial landscape of our area’s workforce. These events are designed for nonprofit executives, HR professionals, CEOs, public policy and local government staff, educators, and anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the daily challenges and struggles faced by nearly half of our population. United Way Suncoast and USF have partnered to bring together two experts, Dr. Paul Gorski and Lars Gilberts, who will share current research on financial need in our community and effective strategies that social service providers, employers and community members can implement.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tampa Bay Area: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sarasota Area: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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