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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 51.92
Liaison Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Submission Date July 26, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Mennonite University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.27 / 5.00 Kirsten Beachy
Interim Director Core Curriculum, Asst Professor Language & Literature
Undergraduate Academic Dean
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
1,807

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
889

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
49.20

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:
32,356

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
17.91

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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:

The university organizes a community service volunteer day with the local United Way and allows employees to use some Personal Time Off (PTO) for community service activities with supervisor approval.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All undergraduate students are required to complete at least 15 hours of community service in order to graduate.

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.