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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 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Favor Ellis
Dean of Community
Residence Life
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Number of students engaged in community service:
120

Total number of students :
120

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:
22,244

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

Sterling College is one of only seven federally recognized work colleges. Every student on campus has a job that either directly benefits the community at Sterling or the local area. In addition, there is an all college work day set aside each semester for work on building community. There is also an all college service day set aside. In addition, most students are required to complete an internship, called a Practicum in Environmental Stewardship, as a graduation requirement. Below are how the above total number of hours are broken down by category for easy reference. All are from the year 2014.

Internship Hours: 8114 from 15 students
Hours In Work Program That are Off-Campus and based in the local community: 2902 hours for 45 students
Work Program Total Hours: 16905
Additional Outside Community Service Hours: 147

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.