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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 51.71
Liaison Jeffrey Severin
Submission Date July 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kansas
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.37 / 5.00 Amanda Schwegler
Assistant Director
Center for Service Learning
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Number of students engaged in community service:
14,775

Total number of students :
18,708

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:
981,127

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:

The University of Kansas Center for Civic and Social Responsibility offers students certification in service learning. Certification appears on a student's official university transcript as a way for the university to recognize and honor this achievement. In order to receive certification, students are expected to complete at least one service learning course, a community service project, and reflection components.


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:

The number of students engaging in community service was collected by CCSR from a variety of service organizations and departments across campus. While it contains tracking from groups only on the Lawrence campus, it does not account for individuals who may have volunteered multiple times. These may be counted more than onece.

In addition to programs and services by the Center for Community Outreach to connect students to service opportunities, the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (www.ccsr.ku.edu) provides support and resources for faculty in designing and implementing service learning courses. The Center also assists the University Registrar in documenting student participation in a designated service learning experience, coordinates or facilitates communications between other offices of teaching or service at KU, and advocates for service learning at KU by offering high visibility events or resources (i.e. workshops, seminars, public lectures, etc.).

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.