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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.68 / 5.00 Parker Long
Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Coordinator
Facilities Management - Office of Sustainability
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Number of students engaged in community service:
17,419

Total number of students :
31,163

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:
1,142,633

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:

VCU includes Service-Learning courses on transcripts, where each service learning course equates to a minimum of 20 community service hours.


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:

VCU provides all full-time employees with 16 hours annually of community service leave that can only be used for volunteering within the community.


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.