Creighton University has been named to the 2012 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 as well as meaningful community outcomes.
This is the fifth year Creighton has been recognized by the award presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Creighton is one of 513 schools nationally recognized.
“Community service is a hallmark of the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and foundational to Creighton’s educational mission,” said Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., Creighton president. “ Our students, faculty and staff are involved in more than 800 programs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally annually, contributing more than 295,000 volunteer hours to the needy. In addition, service-learning is incorporated into many Creighton courses.”
Launched in 2006, the award honors colleges and universities 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.
An overview of Creighton University’s service outreach can be found at http://www.creighton.edu/communityrelations/index.php.