Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.00
Liaison Alistair Hall
Submission Date March 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Vassar College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.28 / 5.00 Alistair Hall
Sustainability Assistant
Dean of Strategic Planning
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
2424

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1036

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
42.74

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:
63432

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
26.17

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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):
No

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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In order to arrive at the number of students engaged in community service we consulted a variety of community service program directors and student coordinators regarding the number of students involved with their programs. These numbers were added to come up with a number of participant-equivalents.

To calculate the total number of community service hours, we started with the fact that students participate in Field Work for either 4 (half-credit) or 8 hours (full-credit) a week for the 12-week semester. Program managers who oversee community service in there areas keep track of attendance and the number of events they host, thus an accurate time calculation was able to be performed.

other urls:
http://studentemployment.vassar.edu/community_service/index.html
http://neighbors.vassar.edu/getinvolved/credit-other/index.html
http://vsa.vassar.edu/organizations

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.