President's Honor Roll
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
For the third year in a row, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education has honored St. Cloud State University for commitment to bettering its community through community service and service learning with the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll designation.
St. Cloud State is one of 690 leading U.S. colleges and universities, students, faculty and staff to receive this honor for 2013. The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.
St. Cloud State students participate in an estimated 1 million hours of campus and community volunteer service annually in a wide variety of service-learning and community engagement activities. Some of the outstanding projects during this past year for which the school was honored include:
“Communities are strengthened when we all come together, and we are encouraged that these institutions and their students have made service a priority,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “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.”
Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS has administered the award since 2006.