Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.13
Liaison Traci Knabenshue
Submission Date March 3, 2021

STARS v2.2

West Virginia University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.35 / 5.00 Kristi Wood-Turner
Director of the Center for Service and Learning
Student Life
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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:

WVU's status as a land-grant institution means that teaching, research, and service are components of promotion and tenure in each college. Volunteer activities may be evaluated in the service section of faculty reports and are encouraged especially if they support the state of West Virginia. The service section of these guidelines is attached below in section 3.c. and each college also specifies service activities in their own college-specific promotion and tenure guidelines.

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:


WVU received Carnegie Foundation Classification for Community Engagement in January 2020. Development of community engagement activities has increased significantly since WVU's first classification in 2010, and some marquis initiatives are described here-- https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2020/01/31/wvu-nationally-recognized-for-community-engagement-and-scholarship

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.