Sponsored jointly by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education, the Community Service Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that reflect the values of excellent community service and meaningful outcomes in their communities.
“This distinction is the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning, and civic engagement,” said Ted Miller, chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service. “This recognition is part of our strategic commitment to engage millions of college students in service and celebrate the critical role of higher education in strengthening communities.”
Honorees for the award are chosen based on their commitment to service learning and to bettering their communities through community service. Winners are also chosen based on the scope and innovativeness of their service projects, the percentage of students participating in service activities, incentives for service, the extent to which service learning is included in the academic curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of service.
“This recognition is truly meaningful and belongs to the entire campus community for the countless hours given in service and missions last year,” said BC president Dr. David Olive. “Service is part of our ethos; it defines and distinguishes who we are and is an outgrowth of our Christian commitment to serving others.”
Launched in 2006, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.
More than 700 higher education institutions were named to this year’s Honor Roll. The 2014 Honor Roll recipients are listed online at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.