For the eighth consecutive year, John Carroll University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll! This is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.
The U.S. Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service announces the schools honored, based on their programs during the previous academic year. John Carroll is recognized in three Honor Roll categories: General Community Service, Education Community Service, and Economic Opportunity Service.
Rev. Niehoff acknowledged this latest honor, saying, “John Carroll is pleased to have been recognized for consistently offering students opportunities that make a lasting positive impact in communities throughout Ohio and across the globe.” Approximately 2,000 JCU students participated in community service during the 2015–16 academic year.
You can read more about the service commitments of John Carroll students, especially those fostered by the Center for Service and Social Action, in our latest annual report. Students contributed 135,586 hours of service in the 2015-16 academic year. Read more here: http://sites.jcu.edu/service/2016/09/23/hot-off-the-press-cssa-annual-report-2015-16/