Creighton University has been named to the 2013 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 sixth year Creighton has been recognized by the award presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Creighton is one of 690 schools nationally recognized.
"From creating a student environment where community is nurtured and grown, to service learning or experiential education that involves teaching through action and reflection, to providing educational access for diverse student populations, to the development of students as "men and women for and with others;" community involvement permeates all aspects of collegiate life," said Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., Creighton president. Last year Creighton students, faculty and staff were involved in more than 800 service programs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally last year, contributing more than 389,000 volunteer hours.
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.