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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 58.11
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Wesleyan University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.99 / 5.00 Cathy Lechowicz
Director, Center for Community Partnerships
Center for Community Partnerships

Criteria

Part 1

Institution engages its student body in community service, as measured by the percentage of students who participate in community service.

Part 2

Institution engages students in community service, as measured by the average hours contributed per student per year.

Institutions may exclude non-credit, continuing education, part-time, and/or graduate students from this credit.


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions that have undergraduate students Institutions that exclusively serve non-credit, continuing education, and/or graduate students may choose to pursue or omit this credit.


Scoring

Each part is scored independently.

Part 1

Institutions earn the maximum of 3 points available for Part 1 of this credit by engaging their entire student body in community service. Incremental points are awarded based on the percentage of students that contribute community service.   For example, an institution where 50 percent of students contributed some community service would earn 1.5 points (half of the points available for Part 1 of this credit).  

Points for Part 1 of this credit are calculated automatically in the STARS Reporting Tool as follows:

Factor

 

Number of students engaged in community service

 

Total number of students

 

Points earned

3

×

______

÷

______

=

Up to 3

 

Part 2

Institutions earn the maximum of 2 points available for Part 2 of this credit by engaging their students in an average of 20 hours of community service per year. Incremental points are awarded based on the average number of hours contributed. For example, an institution where students contributed an average of 10 hours per year would earn 1 point (half of the points available for Part 2).

Points for Part 2 of this credit are calculated automatically in the STARS Reporting Tool as follows:

Factor

 

Number of student community service hours contributed

 

Total number of students

 

Points earned

0.1 

×

______

÷

______

=

Up to 2


Measurement

Timeframe

Report the most recent annual data available from within the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.  

Sampling and Data Standards

Include, at minimum, all full-time undergraduate students enrolled for credit. Institutions may use a representative sample or survey to determine student participation in community service. Institutions may choose to exclude part-time, continuing education, non-credit and/or graduate students, as long as they are excluded from both the count of students engaged in community service and the count of total students.

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.