Arcadia Named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Arcadia University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, civic engagement, and service learning.
The honor recognizes the University’s excellence in general community service and academic-based outreach initiatives. During the past academic year, Arcadia students completed more than 22,500 hours of service with more than 80 nonprofit organizations, some of which sent them abroad for international service projects. Students participated in more than 130 community and civic engagement activities that addressed a multitude of issues, including disaster relief, hunger, women’s rights, educational needs, and homelessness.
- America Reads Challenge
- Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner
- Alternative Spring, Winter Break Trips
- Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service
- Greater Philadelphia Food Bank
- Holy Redeemer Hospital
- Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
- Co-curricular service in Greece and South Africa
The Corporation for National and Community Service has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact and the Interfaith Youth Core. Arcadia was named to the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 Honor Rolls. (The Corporation for National and Community Service did not release an Honor Roll in 2011.) Read more.