President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Washington State University was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
WSU is a public research university committed to its land-grant heritage and tradition of service to society. Through the CCE at WSU, students are encouraged to be civically responsible, share in community knowledge, and become self-aware through education and action. The CCE offers WSU students, faculty, and staff a variety of ways to engage in their community from public debates to volunteer projects. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the CCE recorded over 74,000 community service hours completed by more than 7,800 WSU students. WSU encourages students to engage in their community through service.
Thank you to everyone whose dedication to enhancing our community earned us our listing on the 2013 President's Honor Roll. WSU has been also on the President's Honor Roll in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2013. To learn more about this award, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a strong partner with the nation's colleges and universities in supporting community service and service-learning. Last year, CNCS provided more than $215 million in support to institutions of higher education, including grants to operate service programs and the Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for college tuition and student loan repayment. CNCS is a catalyst for service-learning programs nationwide that connect community service with academic curricula. Through these programs, in classes, and in extracurricular activities, college students serve their communities while strengthening their academic and civic skills.
CNCS oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school's commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service. For a full list of recipients and descriptions of their service, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.