Community Service Committee


Community Service Committee

Committee Duties:

The Community Service Committee will be responsible for gathering service-based information that offers a broad and accurate representation of the breadth and depth of co-curricular community service activities being performed by Ithaca College students. This Community Service Committee will serve the campus community by creating best practices for collecting and compiling information that can be used for a variety of service-related purposes, including departmental reporting, institutional research, as well as annual and periodic service-based awards and grants. In addition, the committee will share ideas and resources for strengthening the institution’s commitment to co-curricular community service initiatives. The committee can explore resources that may exist for engaging collaboratively on service-based events throughout the year, as well as determine ways to broaden connections between Ithaca College and local community organizations that are seeking involvement from Ithaca College students, through non-credit bearing opportunities.


Representation of staff has been established from the following areas:

  • Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, Don Austin, Chair
  • Residential Life, TBD
  • Athletics, TBD
  • Sustainability Programs, TBD
  • Human Resources, Beth Blinn
  • Religious Communities, TBD
  • Student Government Association, TBD

The committee will be promised of no more than ten members, and will welcome between two and four at-large members from other areas of the campus.  Inquiries for involvement as an at-large member of this committee should be directed to the committee chair.  Involvement in community service initiatives is beneficial for prospective members, but not required.

Term of Office:

Membership will be reviewed annually by the committee chair.

Authority to Which the Committee is Responsible:

The committee will be chaired by the Assistant Director of Community Service in the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs. The committee will report to the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, and the Office of Civic Engagement annually. Committee members will assemble quarterly to engage in these efforts.