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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 48.07
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Black Hills State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.59 / 5.00 Petrika Peters
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
3,451

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
579

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
16.78

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
2,864

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
0.83

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):
Yes

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

Each year BHSU presents a Community Service Award to a department for their service to the Spearfish community, the Black Hills region, and the state of South Dakota. The nominee should demonstrate significant contribution of time or talent and may also involve facilitating change, leadership, taking risks and involving others. All BHSU employees are eligible.

Employees are able to use two paid hours a week to volunteer in the campus vegetable garden.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Hours and student numbers were counted through student organization monthly reports. Hours outside of these reports that were not documented were not included.

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.