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College-wide Policies

College Sponsored Community Service

Responsible office
Finance & Administration
Responsible party
Director of Human Resources
Last revision
May 2016
Approved by
The Cabinet
Approval date
August 2013
Effective date
August 2013
Last review
May 2016
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All financial and administrative policies involving community members across campus are within the scope of this policy. If there is variance between departmental expectations and the common approach described through college policy, the college will look to the campus community to support the spirit and the objectives of college policy.


Full-time and part-time staff may request leave with pay to voluntarily participate in the civic or charitable-related activities sponsored by Colorado College that are scheduled during their regular work hours.  The college does not request or require them to participate in these civic or charitable-related activities. Such participation in these programs is voluntary and not considered work-related or part of a staff member’s job duties, and therefore is not compensated work time other than those days the staff member is normally scheduled to work.

Staff may be granted up to four days of paid leave per calendar year to participate in a college sponsored community service event.  Staff who are granted leave under this policy are not entitled to any overtime compensation or reimbursement for travel, lodging, meals, and other trip-related expenses.

No leave under this policy shall be granted to staff who fail to submit a leave request in advance of any activities.

Accidents that occur during college sponsored community service are covered by the college’s workers compensation insurance carrier.


Staff requesting paid leave under this policy shall submit a written request to their supervisors. 

Supervisor approval is required for all authorized leave.  Supervisors may deny leave requests due to departmental workload, to avoid any disruption in scheduling of staff, or for other operational or business needs.