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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 Expired
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Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
PAE-23: Community Service Hours

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lucas Malo
Director of Community Service
Community Service
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The number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
85,000

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:
3,588

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

For this credit community service hours tracked by 15 Waltham Group programs were totaled along with all hours provided through experiential community engaged learning programs and the New Student Orientation. This number came out to be 35,620 hours for one year’s time. Divided between the 3,296 undergraduate students at Brandeis, this came out to 10.807 hours on average per student per year. When multiplied by 0.3 (as instructed by STARS), the final credit number is 3.24.

As it is currently, about a third of the Brandeis community provides the entirety of the community service hours, which means that perhaps it is more accurate to think of the numbers as follows: 1,209 students volunteer an average of 29.5 hours per year (35,620 divided by the 1,209 students who volunteer) and around 2,000 students do not volunteer at all. The best way to increase volunteering hours is to increase volunteer numbers rather than to ask already involved students to do more.

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.