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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 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.67 / 5.00 Emily Trask
Executive Director
Center for Student Involvement
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
33,595

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
18,723

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
55.73

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:
3,380,247

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
100.62

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

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):
Yes

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

Volunteer50 challenges student, staff, faculty, and community members to perform 50 hours or more of community service per year. Volunteers register online for the challenge, then search for volunteer opportunities and track their service. Each month a service theme will be featured and we’ll showcase one local All-Star community organizations that fit the month’s theme. Volunteers may perform their service anywhere, and incentives will be offered for individuals and groups who reach a high level of service. Volunteer 50 at UCSD hosts an end of the year recognition ceremony celebration for all employees that have performed community service during the year. A certificate is given to any employee that participated in service during that year.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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https://students.ucsd.edu/student-life/involvement/

Data are from the UC San Diego Center for Student Involvement, who uses these data for external reporting to the President Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and for the UC San Diego reporting on progress towards meeting the goals of the University's Strategic Plan : . The total hours were calculated using the September 2017 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), which represents data from the 2015-2016 academic year. The survey was delivered to a random sample of UC San Diego students. Students reported the time they spent in a typical week performing community service or volunteer activities. The data from the student responses was extrapolated to represent the total number of undergraduate and graduate student populations at UC San Diego for the 2015-16 academic year. It is our understanding that there are limitations to this data because survey respondents tend to be more involved than non-survey respondents.

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.