Frequently Asked Questions

There is a drop-down list in the description card, which from you can identify the appropriate type of activity you want to introduce.
Beneficiary group/s represent the individuals (men, women and children) who benefited from the activities/services/research/studies or community sustainable projects.
Please view the following table to know the ports that are financially funded by the Social Responsibility Bank
Port Financial Fund
Social Responsibility Bank Deanship of Student Affairs Deanship of Scientific Research
Teaching and Learning Social Curricula Activities Social Non-curricula Activities -
Scientific Research - - Social Scientific Research - Social Research Studies
Community Service Community Service - Developmental Projects - -
No, the services offered to employees of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University (faculty member / administrative staff / students) whether from the same college or not, are not considered community service.
When you complete and send the description card, the Social Responsibility Bank system will automatically notify your immediate supervisor through their account in the platform. In their account, your request will be displayed under "staff requests" tab (whether he/she is the department head or vice dean), according to what is listed in the E-Service of the Deanship of Faculty and Personnel Affairs data.
You must update your personal profile at the E-Services System and inform your immediate supervisor to accept your information update. Later, you should receive an e-mail to inform you that your information has been successfully updated.
It is agreed between them to provide single department's name in the description card under the " activity owner" box, and include the remaining participating parties under "partners inside the university" box, then document the hours of each participant in the quantitative report box in the close report.
Points are calculated for the one who registered the (activity/service/project) description card, and the participants will have their participation hours documented in their own profile as participants. Therefore, it is important to agree in advance on whom shall submit in the Social Responsibility Bank platform, because it entails a trade-off of the highest record of hours spent on social responsibility.
No, but there are other platforms in the interactive community service electronic gate at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University which concerns community partnerships, and other platform that concerns community services, which from, external sectors can have the opportunity to request services from the University according to available resources. For more information, Please visit: https://www.iau.edu.sa/en/community-service
Yes, it is possible. However, they need to acquire another email address associated with the department they are assigned with. Furthermore, if they experience a problem due to lack of administrative reference within the Electronic Services System of deanship of faculty and personnel affairs, then they need to update the immediate supervisor data in their E-service account.
Yes, it can be entered through the quantitative report box in the close report, in which the coordinator documents each student's participation hours. it will also be documented as volunteer hours and will be displayed in Al-Atta National Bank platform, providing that these students must have registered at Al-Atta National Bank.
There is often a confusion between Social Responsibility and volunteering. However, the differentiation between social responsibility and volunteer work are rooted from what was stated in the Holy Quran: البقرة 158" وَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ" "And if any one obeyeth his own impulse to good, be sure that Allah is He Who recogniseth and knoweth" and what the messenger peace be upon him has said"All of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock" . Therefore, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University assumed responsibilities to develop and disseminate the concept of social responsibility with full commitment to its values and principles to achieve the social, economic and environmental dimensions that benefit the community. the University institutionalized the concept of social responsibility based on the universities three functions, teaching and Learning, Scientific Research and Community Service. The university also reinforced the general framework to activate the social responsibility through flexible and efficient ways according to deliberate plans to incorporate as much as possible of community- based projects and activities, seeking to shift from the traditional pedagogy and education to the modern and progressive methods of teaching and learning that adopts new concepts and encourage the involvement of the university staff within the community, aiming to reach a knowledge based society. The Social Responsibility concept at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University is framed as zakat of university towards the community (zakat is an obligatory payment made annually under Islamic law) to exercise sustained set of principles and values that serve society and achieve social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development; to develop the general framework of sustainability via the main functions of the universities, within the available resources. Therefore, Social Responsibility is a community activity that are prepaid within the monthly salary of the employee, and carrying it out satisfies the demand of obtaining academic accreditation from the national Authority for assessment and accreditation. As for the concept of volunteer work at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University , it is more like Sadaqa of the university which is a charitable giving from the university to the community. Volunteer work is a positive value for the construction of a good citizen and protruding signs of community development. Volunteerism crystallizes its concept about voluntary practices for a set of values and principles that serve the community by motivated personal and non-mandatory output from the internal sense of responsibility, altruism initiative, sacrifice of time, effort and money to third parties. Volunteer work is often a community activity without reward.
Example of community responsibility: is to provide "learning difficulties" lecture for primary schools after having the formal correspondences taken place between both parties. additionally, this lecture must be registered and granted the immediate supervisor approval in Social Responsibility Bank. It should be noted that this community service has been prepaid within the monthly salary because community service is one of the three functions that staff were employed to carry out for the university. Thus, staff has no right to ask for financial compensations. Example of volunteer work: Work on a survey study of mosques to come up with a report about the needs of the mosques and suggestions on how to secure a funder to meet those needs. It should be noted that this service is not an official assignment by the university but rather, offered free of charge through one's personal commitment and internal sense of responsibility.
1. An activity close report is available the next day after the activity is done as stated in the description card. 2. In case the implementation period of the activity stated in the description card, for example, is a “Month” and starts today; the activity close report will only be available after the activity is implemented, by the end of the month. 3. In case there is a request for financial funding, an activity close report will only be available after you get the Deanship of Community Service and Sustainable Development’s response of approval or rejection of funding, therefore, you are kindly requested to follow up your submission with the Deanship.