Marquette University has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. This is Marquette’s seventh year on the list.
Marquette undergraduate students perform approximately 455,000 hours of service to the community during each school year, with nearly 80 percent of undergraduate students participating in service activities each year.
Rooted in its Catholic, Jesuit tradition, Marquette University has a long, proud history of community engagement. Through both academic and co-curricular programs, Marquette strives to develop men and women who will dedicate their lives to the service of others. Members of the Marquette community, whatever their faith tradition, are known for demonstrating leadership through service to those in need.
Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll, as announced by The Corporation for National and Community Service, is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were 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 the school offers academic service-learning courses. In total, 690 schools were recognized. A full list is available at www.nationalservice.gov.
In congratulating this year’s winners, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, “Communities are strengthened when we all come together, and we are encouraged that these institutions and their students have made service a priority. Civic engagement should be a key component of every student’s education experience. Through reaching out to meet the needs of their neighbors, these students are deepening their impact, strengthening our democracy and ultimately preparing themselves to be successful citizens.”
The Honor Roll is jointly sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service through its Learn and Serve America program, the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America, a program that supports service-learning in schools, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations. More information is available at www.nationalservice.gov.
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