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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.62
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Auburn University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.48 / 5.00 Joyce Thomas-vinson
Student Engagement and Service Learning Program Administrator
Office of Public Service
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Number of students engaged in community service:
14,277

Total number of students :
25,912

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
214,155

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:
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Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:
Yes

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

The university has the University Outreach Office which contains the Office of Faculty Engagement, the Office of K-12 Outreach Initiatives, the Government and Economic Development Institute, the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, the Office of Public Service, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

The university established an Adopt-A-Spot program in the fall semester of 2014. This provides an opportunity for both student and employee volunteer groups maintain a location of campus by picking up litter and recycling.


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

Community service numbers include the academic service learning students (internships, student teaching, nursing practicums, etc.) and the non-academic community service (Big event, IMPACT, Project Uplift, Fraternity/Sorority service projects, etc.).

Additional Websites:
https://cws.auburn.edu/adoptaspot/Home/Index https://cws.auburn.edu/studentaffairs/communityservice/

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.