SCSU honored for service

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For the second year in a row, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education have honored St. Cloud State University with the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll designation.

St. Cloud State is one of 642 leading U.S. colleges and universities, students, faculty and staff to receive this honor for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning.

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 its Community Garden, Farmer’s Market and Science Express, which in three years has brought a rolling science laboratory to more than 45,000 students in schools across Minnesota.

"Preparing students to participate in our democracy and providing them with opportunities to take on local and global issues in their course work are as central to the mission of education as boosting college completion and closing the achievement gap," said Eduardo Ochoa, the U.S. Department of Education’s assistant secretary for postsecondary education. 

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