Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:

Compensatory time is offered to staff who serve as learning partners/trip leaders for our Community Engagement service Break Trips. These week-long trips have included such themes as trail maintenance and ecosystem rehabilitation at national parks, community garden assistance in Detroit, and oyster bed rehabilitation in South Carolina.

In addition, the following policy applies to employees:

5.5.13 Volunteer Time
In addition to the ability to participate in college-related activities, Warren Wilson College appreciates the ways in which its employees provide service to the larger community. When employees engage in community engagement and volunteer activities, they support the mission of the institution. Therefore, up to sixteen (16) hours of paid time will be available for regular, Full-Time and up to twelve (12) hours of paid time for Part-Time I staff member per fiscal year who wish to volunteer in the community. This time must be requested at least thirty (30) days in advance and must be approved by the employee’s immediate supervisor. In the event of a conflict between community volunteer activities and the business needs of the college and department, the business needs take precedence. This is for non-college-related activities for an external organization or effort, for college-related activities please see the Reassigned Time policy.

Volunteer time may be used for organizations serving others on a local, national, or international level, whose goals are consistent with the College’s mission. Political or religious activities, and social events, do not qualify for community engagement leave. This disqualification for religious activities is not intended to include the non-religious community outreach activities of religious organizations, such as distributing food for a local food bank.

Volunteer time may be used for the following types of initiatives:
Volunteering in a community service organization or participation on the Board of a nonprofit institution; Disaster relief and emergency volunteer activities; Delivering meals to the homes of older adults;Counseling a crime victim. This list is illustrative, not all-inclusive.

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:

Total student numbers exclude graduate students and non-enrolled but matriculated students. 100% of Warren Wilson's FTE undergraduate students participate in service through their Community Engagement requirement.

Please note that Warren Wilson was ranked by several organizations in 2019, including Princeton Review, as being among the top 10 Service colleges in the nation. See website attached to this report.

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