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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 74.63
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Stanford University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.19 / 5.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students engaged in community service:
7,500

Total number of students :
16,491

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:
301,450

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:

n/a


Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

As described on the "community service programs" website:

At Stanford we understand the value of connecting our academic mission with public service. Students, faculty and staff are actively involved in a variety of public and community service initiatives. Their involvement is through established programs in academic departments as well as the ethnic/cultural centers on campus. Such activities range from raising donations for hurricane victims to tutoring young elementary school children to creating a high school in a local community. Links to the many and varied community services activities and programs at Stanford are provided below.

Please visit the following website for further details:
https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/diversityworks/resources

In addition, Stanford's Land, Buildings, and Real Estate (LBRE) organization participates annually in National Rebuilding Day with Rebuilding Together Peninsula (the organization also serves as a "city builder" partner). Individual participation in this annual effort is strongly encouraged for both professional and bargaining-unit staff. All participating staff members are recognized and celebrated at an annual LBRE all-hands meeting.

For more details, please visit the following website:
http://rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org/support/sponsorship/rtp-sponsors


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

The total number of students includes both graduate and undergraduate students. The total number of students involved in community service and corresponding hours during a one-year period is an estimate, which is drawn from Stanford's submission for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The survey does not provide detailed guidance or a definition for what constitutes "community service", and Stanford University does not track this data centrally. The definition provided, (i.e., "activities designed to improve the quality of life of off-campus community residents, particularly low-income individuals") is extremely broad.

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.