Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Albert Motel
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.60 / 5.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
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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:

At Villanova, service to others is part of our very identity as an institution. As a University founded and guided by the Order of St. Augustine, we are committed to pursuing the Augustinian ideals of veritas, unitas, caritas – truth, unity, love. These ideals are not pursued independently, but rather are brought together inside and outside of the classroom to create a truly transformational educational experience for our students.

The University’s patron, St. Thomas of Villanova, committed his life to serving the poor and each fall we dedicate a Day of Service in his name. The St. Thomas of Villanova Day of service started as part of my inauguration as president of Villanova in 2006. It attracted roughly 1,000 students, faculty and staff who worked at 35 sites throughout Greater Philadelphia. That one day has grown into an annual event that engages upwards of 4,500 members of our community working in partnership with 150 sites throughout Greater Philadelphia. The success of this event isn’t measured in the hours served or volunteers engaged, but in the relationships made and the lives transformed. For many of our freshmen students, it is their first opportunity to see Villanova’s mission and ideals put into action – and inspires them to continue seeking similar opportunities.

Employee participation in community service totals approximately 1,400 faculty and staff per the 2018-19 Community Engagement Project Inventory.

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:

Part 1 only accounts for undergraduate volunteer rates as Villanova only has recent data for that student population.

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