Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.42 / 5.00 Lela Garner
Sustainability Coordinator
Office for Sustainability
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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:

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.

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:

A large majority of the data provided comes from UVA's Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching report, published on October 17, 2018. The report notes that 4,926 students contributed towards 106,168 hours of service through Madison House; 100 law students contributed 14,934 hours towards pro bono support programs; around 100 students contributed 6,000 hours through the gender-inclusive APO service fraternity; and 80 students contributed 2,000 hours through the Fralin volunteer teaching program.

The data above also includes information on Greek life and community-service requirements. Over 4,800 students contributed approximately 78,000 hours during the 2017-2018 academic as part of their commitment to fraternity and sorority programming.

Lastly, the data includes a number of sustainability-oriented volunteer opportunities, including garden workdays, corner clean-ups, and Game Day Recycling Challenge participation. Approximately 300 students contributed around 1,800 hours in those efforts.


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