Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Mark Klapatch
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.84 / 5.00 Amy Lloyd
Student Services Coordinator
Student Affairs
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
7756

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1430

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
18.44

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:
22029

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
2.84

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

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):
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.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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KINDRF is a kindness and volunteer campaign with the goal to make a kinder River Falls. KINDRF strives to provide students with ways to engage in activities that give back and spread kindness to their campus community. We no longer do Relay for Life but instead do a Cheek Swabbing event to get students on the Bone Marrow Registry. We also host an online volunteer calendar on OrgSync that is constantly updated with volunteer opportunities in the local community.

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, etc.): 500 participants = 4256 total volunteer hours
Greek Community (philanthropy): 230 participants = 4,600 total volunteer hours
Student Support Services: 100 participants = 800 total volunteer hours
Clubs/Orgs on campus: 100 participants = 500 total volunteer hours
Residence Life: 50 participants = 500 total volunteer hours
Athletic Teams/Student Athletic Advisory Committee: 150 = 1,248 total volunteer hours
Honors Program: 300
- Honors Program Students have to do 135 hours over the course of their 4 years. We take .25 of the 300 for 75 students and multiply that by 135 for a total of 10,125 total volunteer hours.

The total volunteer hours come from either groups that are required to do a minimum amount of community service or they self report through the student organization end of semester surveys.

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.