Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.99
Liaison Eric Meliton
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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STARS v2.0

Wilfrid Laurier University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.48 / 5.00 Rebekah Rempel
Community Service Learning Coordinator
Laurier Centre for Community Service-learning
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Number of students engaged in community service:

Total number of students :

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Laurier’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is as an institutionally recognized chronicle of student engagement and student leadership involvement. Its purpose is to encourage and recognize meaningful student involvement, maximize and support intentional learning that occurs as a result of student involvement, complement the academic experience by encouraging further involvement and purposeful reflection, and to serve as a search tool for students wishing to connect with a multitude of involvement opportunities at Laurier. It is its own record of community service achievement

The CCR provides students with a validated and authenticated record of their involvement during their university career, and provides them with a tool to share and communicate their co-curricular involvement to potential employers, on graduate school applications and for grants and bursaries. This record of involvement complements the academic transcript by providing students with a tool to help them identify, evaluate and reflect on the learning that occurred as a result of engagement in co-curricular activities.

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

Time period is from September 2012 to April 2013.

Community service participation has been calculated using the number of for-credit students participating in Laurier's Centre for Community Service Learning and the number of students who participated in not-for-credit hours using the Co-Curricular Record.

A total of 1368 students participated in Community-Service Learning over the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 semesters. This information was provided by Rebekah Rempel, the Community Service Learning Coordinator. Community Service-Learning (CSL) integrates meaningful community service with classroom instruction and critical reflection to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities for the common good.

Number of students gathered from the Co-Curricular Record are those who have participated in 'Laurier Community Service Initiatives". These include groups such as LSPIRG, the Student Philanthropy Council, SBE Laurier Day and the Welcome Centre. The Co-curricular record is a student self-reporting tool, whereby students must add their positions by a specified date every year (after which they are verified and approved by staff members). These numbers only include students who have added these positions to their CCR, so it does not reflect the exact number of hours actually completed by students, as many students forget/do not add their activities before the deadline.
There were a total of 250 approved positions under Laurier Community Service Initiatives for the 2012/2013 academic year. CCR information was provided by Bailey Gross, the Student Leadership Coordinator.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.