Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.35 / 5.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of 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:

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:

Data is representative of Fiscal Year 2020 which was before the COVID Pandemic and more indicative of a typical community service hours. Data was obtained from 4 sources:

Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (https://leadership.wisc.edu/research/#2018-msl-research; 2018 data):
- 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 11,953 hrs for FY20

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 student
- In total, 104,475 hours of service were estimated from community-based learning courses (4,179 students enrolled in community-based learning courses in FY20, 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 1118.5 hrs for FY20.

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.