Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.19
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Texas at Austin
PAE-23: Community Service Hours

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Pam Tobola
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Volunteer and Service Learning Center
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The number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

By any measure, UT student volunteerism is extraordinary. UT students, on average, volunteer more than 20 hours per year.

If the current average volunteer time spent is anywhere near the 2002 level, when it was formally surveyed, we get full points. For example, taking the average number of hours served in that year by men (79 hours) and by women (89) and 74% of each number of undergraduate, full-time men and women enrolled in Fall 2002, we would calculate the following:

Men enrolled in Fall 2002: 19,582
Women enrolled in Fall 2002: 20,079
[Total UG enrollment: 38,383]
74% of Men: 14,490
74% of Women: 14,858
Male Volunteer Hours (74% of Men x 79 Hours): 1,144,710
Female Volunteer Hours (74% of Women x 89 Hours): 1,322,362
Total Volunteer Hours: 2,467,072

The points earned from this calculation is 23! Points calculated, above, using a conservative 2M number for hours served against the complete full-time student population earns us 13 points.

Additional information from the 01-02 survey data from Credit 22 (Community Service Participation):
There is no total number of hours available, but the average surveyed is 111 hours. See commentary below. The approximate number of students volunteering (27,000) multiplied by the average number of hours is 2,997,000 in an academic year including the summer.
Between August of 2001 and May of 2002, undergraduate women spent more hours in service than their male counterparts. Men served an average of 76 hours, women an average of 89 hours. Hispanic students reported 100 hours of service, Asian American students 85 hours of service, Anglo students contributed 81 hours of service, African American students volunteered 67 hours, and international students served 47 hours. Upperclassmen volunteered more hours than underclassmen. The average senior spent 87 hours in service, the average freshman served 71 hours. Students who reported membership in Greek as well as other organizations served the most, reporting an average of 144 hours of service. Students who reported membership in non-Greek groups volunteered 92 hours, while students with no membership affiliation volunteered 60 hours.

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