Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.03
Liaison Cora Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.28 / 5.00 Cora Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
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:

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 their areas keep track of attendance and the number of events they host, thus an accurate time calculation was able to be performed.

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.