Creighton Receives President’s Honor Roll Award for Service
Creighton University has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, student service learning and civic engagement.
This is the second year Creighton has been recognized by the award presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Creighton is one of only 700 schools nationally recognized.
“Fundamental to our mission as a Jesuit, Catholic institution is educating men and women who are not only proficient in their professions but enlivened with a spirit of service and emboldened to create a more just world,” said Creighton President, the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. “We are involved in close to 600 service-related programs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and our online ministry programs reach people around the world,” he added.
Launched in 2006, honorees for the award are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which a university offers academic service-learning courses.
A comprehensive list of Creighton University’s service outreach can be found at http://www.creighton.edu/communityrelations/whomweserve/index.php