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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.

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Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Portland State University
PAE-22: Community Service Participation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Noelle Studer-Spevak
Sustainability Coordinator
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The number of students engaged in community service:
10,843

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:
15,839

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

Community-based learning
In keeping with the Portland State University (PSU) motto Let Knowledge Serve the City, Community-University Partnerships marshals support for over 400 faculty, 7,800 students, and 1,000 community partners via community-based learning (CBL) and other civic engagement initiatives to address specific and compelling issues locally, regionally and worldwide.
(http://www.pdx.edu/cae/cbl-home)

Senior Capstone
Capstone courses are designed by Portland State University's faculty to build cooperative learning communities by taking students out of the classroom and into the field. In Capstone courses, students bring together the knowledge, skills, and interests developed to this point through all aspects of their education, to work on a community project.
(http://www.pdx.edu/unst/senior-capstone)

Student Leaders for Service
Through SLS, 25 students make a commitment to serve 10 hours a week during the academic year at a local organization where they provide direct service to address community needs.
(www.pdx.edu/cae/sls)

Student Activities and Leadership Program (SALP) collects information on the number of students in clubs engaging in community service. 843 individuals participated in 2010.

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Fall 2009
Full-time students (part-time students excluded): 15,839
Student headcount: 24,942
(From Office of Institutional Research & Planning http://www.oirp.pdx.edu/source/fact09f/psu_all.htm)

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.