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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 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.14 / 5.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
3,286

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
99

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
3.01

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:
1,773

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
0.54

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):
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A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Numbers are included for 2016-17 school year and encompass a number of programs.

The Ed Fund requires scholarship recipients to volunteer, so those numbers include 70 students over three quarters at 5 hours each quarter for 1,050 hours.

Students come into the sustainability office to volunteer, duties include helping with P-Patch, and outreach. Up to 20 different students participated on the Sustainable Food Initiative from 2016-17, contributing 100 hours. The Sustainability Office student workers volunteer hours as needed.

Hour of Code, two days in March 2017. This was on campus, helping those new to coding learn about the concepts. We had about 50 participants over two days. This was in addition to 5 AD student volunteers along with 4 Computer Science student volunteers. This was about 4 hours of total time over the two days.

Internships for Ethiopian Community Services. 2 AD students intern with ECS this year for several months, helping them migrate their databases and update their web site. This was about 275 hours per student.

Girls in Computer science: This was a computer science activity workshop held for students from Ingraham High School interested in engineering and computer science. We had two AD student volunteers on a panel to answer questions and share their stories of getting into engineering.

STEM Career Fair: We had 4 AD student volunteers help set up, staff, and tear down this event, which was open to the community at large. This was approximately 4 hours of work for students.

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.