Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.65
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 5.00 Paul Shepherd
Director
Student Life
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Number of students engaged in community service:
1,130

Total number of students :
6,184

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
No

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
0

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

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

A co-curricular transcript is made available through OrgSync. Students can generate a verified record of their involvement to document experiences gained outside the classroom, including community service.

OrgSync facilitates engagement by connecting students to organizations, departments, and programs. The web-hosted platform creates an online community for campus, and helps improve communication, information sharing, collaboration and reporting.


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

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

While not formally tracked, staff are encouraged to participate in community service organizations (Lions, Rotary, etc.). Many staff serve on boards, committees, and organizations throughout the community and region. Release time is available to attend meetings as needed.


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

Our campus does not have a centralized office that supports service/service-learning. Through the Office of Student Involvement we offer service programs and promote community service events, but we do not formally track the service participants/hours.

Other Service Programs Sponsored by Student Life (Fall Food Drive, Don’t Throw it, Donate it!, Blood Drive, Relay for Life, etc.): 500 participants
Greek Community (philanthropy): 230 participants
Student Support Services: 100 participants
Clubs/Orgs on campus: 100 participants
Residence Life: 50 participants
Athletic Teams/Student Athletic Advisory Committee: 150

Office of Student Involvement volunteer opportunity website:
http://www.uwrf.edu/StudentInvolvement/Volunteer/

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