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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 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 5.00 John Boraas
Vice President Education
Education and Student Services
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Number of students engaged in community service:
126

Total number of students :
12,832

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:
3,990

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)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:
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The Marketing 420 class consisted of 30 students who were dived into 3 groups of 10 and organized fundraising projects for VIDEA and Women for Change in Zambia. The class provided a total combined time of 1660 hours in project management and event execution for VIDEA. The class also raised $9,780 for the charity.

Community, Family and Child Studies has a service learning project in which 30 students participated in the Winter 2015 term, providing a total of 810 service hours.

Camosun offers a course in the faculty of social sciences called Service Learning Global Issues (SOSC 203). This year 20 students participated in the class and contributed a combined total of 400 hours of community service.

Students in Hospitality Management course Restaurant Operations 285 prepared and served approximately 700 meals to guests and residents at "Our Place." The event has taken place annually for the past 5 years. This year, 33 students participated, spending a combined total of 470 hours planning, preparing and serving meals.

Indigenous Studies 204 is a service-learning course in which Aboriginal students develop semester projects to meet a need within an Aboriginal community, on campus or the Greater Victoria region. Projects are hosted by urban Aboriginal organizations such as VNFC, First Nation communities, service agencies such as VIHA, or local School Districts. Over the years, some students have conducted satellite projects with home communities (First Nation communities across the island/province/country). Projects are unique and built and delivered in a collaborative manner rather than volunteer assigned for service programs. This year 13 students participated, spending a combined total of 650 hours.

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