Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.71
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 5.00 Gioia Thompson
Sustainability Strategist
UVM Office of Sustainability
"---" 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:

Time Release Policy for Community and Professional Service.
The University recognizes the importance of volunteerism and values the time its employees spend in service to UVM and surrounding communities. Volunteer work performed to support the University's mission and enhance community relations is encouraged. We recognize several different types of volunteer service:
1. UVM committees, governance groups such as Staff Council, the Traffic Board of Appeals, the Board of Trustees, etc.
2. Professional service such as non-partisan service to the community, or one's professional organization, that is directly related to your job at UVM and your expertise in your job.
3. Community Volunteer. Service to the community that is not directly related to your job such as blood donor, volunteering at schools or non-profit organizations, etc.

Supervisors are encouraged to provide reasonable, paid release time for employees to serve in ways outlined in #1 and #2 above. Flexibility in scheduling is also encouraged for service in the third category. Volunteerism should be encouraged and supported at all levels.

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:

COVID limited volunteering opportunities, including signature offerings like Alternative Spring Break.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.