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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 56.19
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date May 13, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Florida International University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 5.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Number of students engaged in community service:
21,000

Total number of students :
31,461

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:
900,000

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Community service hours will appear on transcripts of students who apply for the Civic Engagement Medallion of Distinction at FIU. The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) tracks all community service hours submitted by any students.

CLS tracks service hours through the OrgSync self-reporting co-curricular record. Only students who earn the Excellence in Civic Engagement Medallion of Distinction are reported on the awards section of their academic transcript.

Students need to document 100-200 hours of service depending on their admission status and have a 3.0 GPA.


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:

Total Number of Students - Headcount excludes non-degree seeking and all part time students.

Number of students engaged in community service are only the the students that report their hours to the Center for Leadership and Service. It is assumed that many more students do community service but do not report it.

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.