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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.76
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

George Washington University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.71 / 5.00 Amy Cohen
Dir. Civ. Eng. & Pub Svc
ODI
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Number of students engaged in community service:
9,200

Total number of students :
25,040

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:
403,000

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:

The Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We focus GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW.

GW Colonials meet local needs through ongoing community service and engagement programs, engageDC, DC Reads, and Jumpstart. Alternative Breaks and signature service events such as Freshman Day of Service and Martin Luther King Day of Service get students engaged in national and international service that makes an immediate and powerful impact.

The GW Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service has the following goals:

Meet Community Needs
- Develop strong reciprocal, respectful, active democratic community partnerships
- Use GW’s expertise and resources to address pressing human needs
- Use evidence based strategies
- Ensure that projects have demonstrable outcomes for community
- Focus on several strategic partnerships with multiple programs

Promote Active Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy
- Engage GW with the District of Columbia and the world
- Unite people of diverse backgrounds in meaningful relevant common experience
- Learn the values and skills needed to participate in public decision-making and community life

Enhance Teaching, Learning and Scholarship
- Promote and support engaged scholarship, including service-learning and community-based research
- Support scholarship about service and civic engagement
- Collaborate nationally and internationally to further higher education’s commitment to civic engagement


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

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.