SJU Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (March 14, 2012) - For the sixth consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized the colleges and universities that are highly committed to volunteering and community service since 2006.
The University’s selection was based upon a series of factors, including the range and innovation of its service projects, the extent of the student body’s participation in service activities, and the incentives and service-learning courses the University offers its students.
“Saint Joseph’s strives to be a community of ‘persons for and with others,’ and by providing ample outlets for community involvement and service learning, we hope to be getting a step closer toward achieving this goal,” says Interim President John Smithson.
Among the options offered by Saint Joseph’s to students interested in community service and volunteer work are opportunities to help persons with disabilities, the homeless, and the elderly. Additionally, the University regularly sponsors a number of service-immersion trips, where students spend a week or more living and working in communities in need.
Each year, CNCS works in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education to sponsor the Honor Roll.
This year’s Honor Roll recipients were announced on March 12, at the American Council on Education’s annual meeting, “Ahead of the Curve,” in Los Angeles, California.