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March 06, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU earns President’s Community Service Honor Roll status

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has been named to the 2013 President's Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll , launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

Applications for the Honor Roll are evaluated in three categories: Institutional Supports for Service, the Institutional Commitment to Service Statement, and Exemplary Project Descriptions.

“I know that our commitment to community service is strong and effective,” said SRU President Cheryl Norton, “and to be named to the President’s Community Service Honor Roll is clear testimony and recognition of our efforts. Almost weekly, we see SRU students engaged in some form of community service, not only on campus or in Slippery Rock, but in cities and communities around the country as well as internationally. I am proud of our students. They certainly deserved to be commended, and this award helps acknowledges their dedication.”

The award was announced Monday at the American Council on Education annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.