Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.23 / 5.00 Bonnie Christiansen
Academic Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Practices and Research Center
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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:
26,809

Number of students engaged in community service:
4,018

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
14.99

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
93,800

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
3.50

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:

WSU has a service leave policy that allows benefit-eligible employees to take up to eight hours of service leave. The policy can be found at: https://www.weber.edu/ppm/Policies/3-66_Service_Leave_Policy.html

The John A. Lindquist Award is given annually to a current WSU faculty or staff person who has demonstrated sustained and outstanding commitment to mentoring WSU students in learning through civic engagement. The award publicly recognizes the time and energy staff and faculty devote to enhancing student learning and developing community partnerships.

Grants are also provided to fund civic engagement activities proposed by employees through the Alan E. and Jeanne N. Hall Endowment for Community Outreach.The objective of the Alan E. and Jeanne N. Hall Endowment for Community Outreach is to address the needs of disadvantaged individuals, families, and groups within Ogden and the surrounding communities by enhancing their educational, economic, social, psychological and cultural well-being. Grant information can be found at: http://www.weber.edu/ccel/grants.html

Presidential awards for community engagement: Each year, WSU recognizes the work of outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners with five distinct awards:
Community Engaged Faculty Member
Community Engaged Student or Student Group
Community Engaged Staff Member
Committed Community Partner
Community Engaged Alumnus

https://www.weber.edu/ccel/awards.html


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:
113

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) works to engage students, faculty and staff members in direct service, civic engagement, and community research to promote civic participation, build community capacity, and enhance the educational process. The 2019-2020 report was used to determine the student service completed. A copy of the CCEL reports can be found here: https://weber.edu/ccel/annual-report.html.

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