Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.83
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Virginia Commonwealth University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
4.15 / 5.00 Joseph Costa
Sustainability Projects and Program Coordinator
Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
31,231

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
22,419

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
71.78

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:
1,302,000

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
41.69

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):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

VCU provides all full-time employees with 16 hours annually of community service leave that can only be used for volunteering within the community.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Community service is an important part of VCU's relationship with the city of Richmond. In addition to our on-going formal partnerships, students and employees alike take great pride in the service they do in and around Richmond.

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