Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.06
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Virginia
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.14 / 5.00 Lia Cattaneo
Co-Chair, Student Council Sustainability Committee
Undergraduate Student
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Number of students engaged in community service:

Total number of students :

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

UVA provides all FT employees with 16 hours of community service time each year that they can use to do whatever service they want, including chaperoning at school trips etc. Also, we typically have about 1,000 employees participate in the United Way Day of Caring each year, and we contribute close to $1M in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), a giving program to charities of their choice.

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

The numbers provided are just for undergraduates:

We know from the National Survey of Student Engagement (2011) that 81% of UVA undergraduate students do service while they are at UVA ~ 12,150 students

We know from the Student Experience in the Research University survey (2014) that 70% of UG students do service in a year ~ 10,500.

An example of U.Va.'s service is Madison House's The Big Event: http://www.nbc29.com/story/28779576/uvas-madison-house-holds-the-big-event

School of Law Pro Bono program: for the 2013-14 school year 265 students logged 17,609 hours of Pro Bono assistance. http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/publicserv/publicservice.htm

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.