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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 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.96 / 5.00 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Number of students engaged in community service:
11,549

Total number of students :
17,659

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:
812,581

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:

Community service appears on UNCG students' academic transcripts if the community service is done through a credit bearing course, such as academic service-learning (which is a formal designation process at UNCG), a student practicum, pre-service teaching, internship or independent study. Co-curricular volunteer service does not appear on the official academic transcript; however, UNCG is preparing to initiate a co-curricular transcript in recognition of leadership and service.


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:

In recognition of the State’s interests in supporting its employees who wish to volunteer in schools, communities, institutions of higher education, State agencies, and not-for- profit organizations, and recognizing the commitment of State employees to engage in volunteer service, Community Service Leave, ... may be granted to any employee for volunteer activity provided that the service is outside of the employee’s normal scope of duties and responsibilities and that the employee is not receiving any form of compensation for the services rendered. The twenty-four hours (24) of paid leave shall be credited to each employee on January 1 of each year, unless the employee chooses one of the special provision options for volunteering in a literacy program or tutoring/mentoring.


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

Additional information about the institution’s community partnerships can be found at this website URL: http://communityengagement.uncg.edu/

The website URL where information about the institution’s employee community service initiatives is available:
http://www.oshr.nc.gov/Guide/Policies/5_Leave/Community%20Service.pdf

General Community Service; Student Service Estimates:

- number of students who engaged in academic service-learning = 7,485

- number of students who engaged in forms of community service not including the students counted in determining (a) = 4,064

- total number of students who engaged in community service of any kind = 11,549

- number of students who engaged in at least 20 hours of any kind of community service per academic term = 6,150

- number of students whose service was supported by one or more CNCS programs = 109

- total number of all community service hours engaged in by the institution's students = 812,581.

These data are for the 2013-14 academic year and the total enrollment figure includes extension courses. Information for this credit was received from Dr. Cathy Hamilton, Director of the Office of Leadership and Service Learning at UNCG.

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.