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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 Platinum
Overall Score 85.51
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date July 27, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.57 / 5.00 Colleen Flaherty
Communications and Information Coordinator
Sustainability Institute
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
14,817

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
7,766

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
52.41

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:
348,878.50

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
23.55

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

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):
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

UNH has several community service programs that promote active citizenship in the campus and our community. Our vision is that all UNH graduates will leave campus as engaged citizens with the skills and intention to be active in strengthening their communities. On April 21, 2017 the UNH Office of Community Service & Learning and the Sustainability Institute held the biggest service event in UNH history, the UNH Earth Day of Service. Several students volunteered at one or more of our many service opportunities that took place either on campus, in the Durham community or neighboring towns. Just a few examples of the organized volunteer projects included: Campus clean up, College Woods clean up, Organizing food baskets at the Waysmeet center, painting a mural at the Dover Teen Center and many more.
While the UNH Earth Day of Service was the biggest community service event, the Office of Community Service and Learning provides students with a slew of volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. UNH Serves event and the MLK Day of Service are two other big service events where UNH Students volunteered in our community. The Office of Community Service and Learning also provides students with weekly updates of service opportunities. To learn more, visit http://www.unh.edu/uac/community-service.

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.