Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.28 / 5.00 Amy Lloyd
Student Services Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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:

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.

Several university service activities are sponsored each year where employees are encouraged to participate. Supervisors are encouraged to make accommodations so employees can participate either during or outside of work hours while still receiving pay. A recent event was a large event to make and prepare several hundred bag lunches for distribution in the Twin Cities. Another annual event is the Don't Throw It, Donate It program facilitated at the end of the academic year. Employees assist with collections as well as sorting and inventory of all collections that are then donated. Employees also regularly participate in annual fall and spring campus cleanup days.

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:

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 = 4,256 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: 375 = 1,449 total volunteer hours
Honors Program: 136
- Honors Program Students have to do 135 hours over the course of their 4 years. As it is not tracked by year, we always use the number of graduates in a calendar year four our total to maintain consistency. 136 graduates = 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.