Launched in 2006, The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll annually highlights the role that colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities that they serve.
In addition to being on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in each year it applied, UConn has been recognized with multiple awards and distinctions:
- 2012: UConn earns “with distinction” designation in the General Community Service category
- 2015: Awaiting results of the 2015 application
Through student, faculty, and staff support UConn reported more than 16,200 UConn students engaged in over 1.3 million hours of service through volunteerism, academic service learning, and community engagement internships for the 2015 submission.
In order to capture all of the diverse initiatives at all of UConn’s campuses, we request that faculty, staff, and student organizations who engage students in service via volunteer projects, federal work-study placements, academic service-learning, and internships/practica to provide data. As a result of the later submission date designated by Corporation for National and Community Service, we will be collecting data for the both the 2014-2015 AND 2015-2016 Academic Years; please contact Gina DeVivo Brassaw and Julia Yakovich regarding how to submit data. Read more about UConn’s past recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and learn more about the award.