ACCU members recognized for interfaith, economic opportunity, and education

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was released in December, and again ACCU members made a very strong showing. This year, in addition to being listed on the general honor roll, ACCU members were recognized in three specialized categories: interfaith, economic opportunity, and education.

A total of 93 ACCU members were recognized this year on the General Community Service Honor Roll, including 14 on the honor roll “with Distinction.” This is 47.2 % of all ACCU members and 14% of all the U.S. colleges and universities on the honor roll. Catholic colleges and universities make up just 5% of degree-granting colleges and universities in the United States.

Four additional ACCU members were recognized in three specialized categories, bringing the total number of ACCU members recognized to 97 – or 49.2% of all ACCU members. Achievement in these three specialized community service recognition categories demonstrate impressive results:

– In the Interfaith category, 21 of 93  (22.6%) of the schools recognized were ACCU members (Seattle University was classified as a finalist; Loras College was earlier recognized as outstanding in the category).

– In the Economic Opportunity category, 12 of 83 (14.5%) were ACCU members.

– In the Education category, 35 of 194 (18.0%) were ACCU members (Loyola University of Chicago was recognized as a finalist).

Find details at:

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs-focus-areas-special-initiatives-tags/presidents-higher-education-community-service-honor

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