Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.46
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.41 / 5.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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:
17,527

Number of students engaged in community service:
9,009

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
51.40

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
709,182

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
40.46

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
No

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

WCU currently does not have a formal program to support employees volunteering during work hours. We are in the early phases of a feasibility study. Also, there are examples of departments volunteering as part of their annual departmental retreats and employee participation in the annual Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service.


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
No

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data Source: Annual Report found at WCU Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs (https://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.slv/aboutUs.aspx) and additional data compiled by Pamela Frontino, Associate Director, Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs. Student service hours entered only represent academic service learning hours and not co-curricular service hours. Reporting documents both academic service learning hours and co-curricular program service hours, but because co-curricular organizations that engage in community service may contain students that were already accounted for in the total number of students that are engaged in community service, co-curricular hours are not included in the total hours.

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