Gustavus Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Posted on February 25th, 2010 by

Gustavus Adolphus College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by Learn and Serve America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President’s Honor Roll was launched in 2006 and annually recognizes institutions of higher education that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. The President’s Honor Roll attempts to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole.

Schools were selected based on several criteria including the following:

  • Evaluations of the scope, innovativeness, and evidence of effectiveness of service projects;
  • Percentage of total student enrollment engaged in community service activities;
  • Percentage of total student enrollment engaged in academic service-learning courses;
  • Extent to which the institution offers academic service-learning courses;
  • Whether the institution supports at least one full-time staff member as a coordinator of student community service or service-learning activities;
  • Whether community service or service-learning is cited in the institution’s mission statement or strategic plan.

Gustavus was one of 14 Minnesota colleges and universities to be named to the Honor Roll. The entire list of schools honored can be viewed online by clicking here.

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and is sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with Campus Compact and the American Council on Education.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. Each year, the Corporation engages four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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