Nearly all Wagner students (94%) responding to the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE*) said that it is "very" or "somewhat" important that they assist those in need in their community, and 92% agreed that Wagner promotes community service among the student body. Sixty-five percent reported engagement in service while at Wagner; this number compares very favorably with 46% of students involved in service at other colleges that have used the NASCE. Students are most engaged in service in the areas of health, youth, and civic participation.
Related to the high level of involvement in service is a high level of involvement in co-curricular activities including student clubs and organizations. Eighty-nine percent of Wagner students are involved in a co-curricular activity, versus 71% of the comparison group. Of the service reported by Wagner students, 47% of it is done through clubs, organizations, or sports teams, while 30% is done through courses and academic programs.
Nearly all students (97%) agree that they are motivated for service and community engagement because "it is the right thing to do." See this and other responses in the full report.
* Siena College Research Institute, Dr. Mathew Johnson and Dr. Donald Levy.