Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.51 / 5.00 Elias Frantz
Sustainability Assistant
VCU Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
29,417

Number of students engaged in community service:
10,000

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
33.99

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
1,375,000

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
46.74

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

VCU provides all full-time employees with 32 hours annually of community service leave that can only be used for volunteering within the community.


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
Yes

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
12,235

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
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.

Student community service is tracked through specific projects, initiatives, and Service Learning class requirements. The information provided in this credit is an estimate based on that information, student surveys and partnership data.
URL: https://www.vcu.edu/life-at-vcu/get-involved/

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