STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions where many students devote time to community service. Volunteerism and the sense of compassion that community service helps develop are fundamental to achieving sustainability.
  • Environmental Benefit:: From tutoring children to removing invasive species to volunteering at a food bank, students can make tangible contributions that address sustainability challenges through community service. In addition, community engagement can help students develop leadership skills while deepening their understandings of practical, real-world problems.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn the maximum of 6 points available for this credit by engaging their students in an average of 20 hours of community service per year. Incremental points are available based on the average number of hours contributed.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Community Service Hours:

CSU Channel Islands currently does meet the criteria for this credit by engaging its students in community service. In the 2009-2010 academic year at CI, the number of student community service hours contributed was 7,500. The total number of students enrolled during this academic year was 3644.

Learn about community service at CSU Channel Islands

Information Received From:

Pilar Pacheco: Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement

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Examples of Community Service Hours at other STARS rated institutions: