Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.59 / 5.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
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):
43820

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
19333

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
44.12

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:
553402

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
12.63

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
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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):
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A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data was obtained from 4 sources:

Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (https://www.leadershipstudy.net/about#participating-campuses; 2018 data, currently not publicly released)
- This survey (using a representative sample) provided data on the percent of students who participate in some type of community service in a typical month (44.12%, used to respond to Part 1).
- The survey also asked respondents to indicate hours of community service performed in a typical month across a number of categories
* To avoid potential double-counting with recorded (not survey) data below, the response for Part 2 only included data on community service performed with organizations unaffiliated with UW-Madison or on students own time.
* Respondents were asked to respond to ranges of hours served per month (0, 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, or 16-20), total hours of service performed used averages of each range (i.e., 0, 3, 8, 13, 18) and only counted 7 months for service performed during a typical academic year

Badger Volunteers (https://morgridge.wisc.edu/students/badger-volunteers/)
- Badger Volunteers tracks actual hours served and reported 31,515 hrs for FY18

Community-Based Learning Courses (https://morgridge.wisc.edu/students/community-based-learning/)
- Community-based learning courses are required to include at least 25 hours of service for each enrolled students
- In total, 101,575 hours of service were estimated from community-based learning courses (4,063 students enrolled in community-based learning courses in FY18, each performing at least 25 hours of service)

Badgers Give Back (https://uwbadgers.com/sports/2018/7/16/badgers-give-back.aspx): Badgers Give Back is the community service program of UW-Madison Athletics. They track actual hours served and reported 4,342 hrs for FY18.

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.