SJU Recognized with President's Award for Service
Monday, February 16, 2009
For the third straight year, Saint Joseph's University has been named a member of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Placement on the list is the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.
"The community at Saint Joseph's is deeply committed to service," said Tom Sheibley, director of campus ministry. "From weekly community outreach down the street to yearly immersion programs across the country, our students, faculty and staff connect with the Jesuit mission in a unique way. Our inclusion on this honor roll reflects the intense passion that everyone in the University community has for service."
SJU has been recognized in each of the three years that the honor roll has been announced. Student participation in service activities, the availability of service-learning courses, and the scope and innovativeness of service projects were all considered when selecting schools for the list.
The honor roll is also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the USA Freedom Corps and the President's Council on Service and Civic Population. More information and a full list of schools that were named are available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.