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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 66.74
Liaison joni newcomer
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.06 / 5.00 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
18,255

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
5,320

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
29.14

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:
33,200

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.82

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

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:

Our positive recognition of volunteers at NMSU are many. A few are the Ralph B. Crouch Award, the Donald Roush Award, and the Robert L. Westhafer Award. All of these can be found in the document attached.

In particular, for recognition of a staff member who has provided dedicated, outstanding service to the university is the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Endowment award. All of the information can be found in the NMSU Policy Manual (attached) in section 8.15.10 "Employee Recognition Program"


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Service learning is a major part of the education at NMSU. The graduate student council https://gsc.nmsu.edu/ maintains a list of community service project opportunities. 16 fraternities and sororities each require service to the community. Students in campus housing do community and environmental service http://www.nmsu.edu/~housing/general/theme-communities.html

Students at NM State get involved on campus by joining more than 200 organizations, pledging with 16 fraternities and sororities, and running for student government. ASNMSU has an aggressive program in sustainability.

The Department of Campus Activities keeps a Student Involvement Log at http://volunteer.nmsu.edu/ or http://ccst.nmsu.edu/

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.