CI named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For a third consecutive year, CI has earned a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – one of only 642 institutions earning the Honor Roll distinction in 2012.

The annual list recognizes the nation’s leading universities that show a commitment to bettering their local communities through community service and service learning. The Honor Roll is compiled by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal government agency that encourages volunteerism and public service, in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. 

Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school's commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service.

Service learning and community engagement have been a focus of CI’s curriculum and student life since the University’s inception in 2002. During the 2010-2011 academic year, CI tallied more than 26,500 hours of community service from approximately 1,300 students. 

In addition to participating in community service events such as United Way's Day of Caring, E-Waste Day, Oxfam Hunger Banquet and Relay for Life, CI students and faculty collaborated with community-based organizations on a variety of service-learning programs.

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© Wavelength March 29, 2012

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