Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.16 / 5.00 Ayrel Clark-Proffitt
Campus Engagement Manager
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Campaign for Our Community
Campaign for Our Community (active through 2018) promoting giving by university employees to community organization that provide vital services to those in critical need. Receiving organization included: Community Health Charities, Community Shares Utah, and United Way of Salt Lake. Learn more at https://www.hr.utah.edu/cfoc/.

Bennion Center Community Engaged Learning faculty incentives
The Bennion Center incentivizes university faculty to engage in Community Engaged Learning through financial incentives for programs, as well as the Bennion Center’s faculty awards, including Public Service Professor and Distinguished Faculty Service Award. In FY19, there were 215 Community Engaged Learning Classes in 98 different departments, impacting 3,905 students. However, exact hours are not tracked. As part of Community Engaged Learning, the Bennion Center pays an honorarium to a local community partner and reimburses faculty for related expenses, among other things. More information available at https://bennioncenter.org/faculty/cel-teaching-resources/designation.php.

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:


Students enrolled for credit (Common Data Set B1). The figure is different from IC-3 because it is only full-Time Undergraduate students. Part time, continuing ed and graduate students are excluded.

Report of High Impact Programs at the University of Utah, 2017-2018.
URL: https://ugs.utah.edu/annual-reports/UGS%20HIP%20document-MS-April%2016_.pdf
During the 2016-2017 academic year, there
were 8,686 students (33% of the University’s undergraduate headcount) either participating in one of the 330 Community Engaged Learning Courses or volunteering in the community. A total of 2,548 students took a CEL course, and students participated in a total of 179,690 hours of service in the community.

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