Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

The University of Texas at Dallas
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.21 / 5.00 Gary Cocke
Associate Director for Sustainability and Energy Conservation
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
27642

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
18757

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
67.86

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:
47000

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.70

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:

Faculty, Staff, and Students are Encouraged to Participate
Currently many individuals serve in regular volunteer capacities. UT Dallas recognizes the commitment and outstanding service to the community. Everyone can become involved with charitable, service and civic organizations.

President’s Volunteer Service Award
To earn an award, individuals, families and groups are encouraged to record their volunteer activities served through the UT Service & Civic Participation. Council on Service and Civic Participation provides a simple web-based method for individuals to record and measure ongoing volunteer efforts.

http://www.utdallas.edu/diversity/departments/community-engagement/

UT Dallas participates in the Corporate Challenge, a 10-week Olympic-style event run by the City of Richardson Parks & Recreation Department. Beginning every year in late August, teams of UTD employees and their families compete against other organizations in sports as varied as bike racing, golf, horseshoes, and swimming. Beyond promoting exercise and good health, the University uses this event to raise money for the Special Olympics of Texas.

http://www.utdallas.edu/wellness/programs/#cc


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data was pulled from the FY 2018 UT Dallas Legislative Appropriations Document (document attached to support the submission) from page 2 of 7 of the Administrator's Statement section:

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 354 different student organizations provided opportunities for students to engage in the University and surrounding community , logging over 47,000 volunteer hours.

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