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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.85 / 5.00 Amanda Buberger
Assistant Director, Center for Public Service
CPS
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Number of students engaged in community service:
6,600

Total number of students :
10,688

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:
540,514

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Students enrolled in a service learning course register for the academic course and the service-learning component. The University Registrar has created a unique course designation for the service component. Courses ending in -89 are recognized as a service component and fulfill the public service graduation requirement. All service learning opportunities- courses, public service internships, and the public service fellows program- are recorded on a student’s transcript. Students who have successfully completed an -890 course have engaged with the community for 20-80 hours in that semester.


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:

Wave of Green: The University President joins approximately 500 staff and faculty members for an annual Day of Service. As Tulanians, we consistently demonstrate our active citizenship and commitment to our community’s prosperity through our work at the university, and we take part in a meaningful community service day together annually. Last year we volunteered with several organizations in one neighborhood, closest to the university with the greatest needed, Central City Neighborhood.


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

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.