Arcadia Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll

By schwartzsa | May 24, 2011

The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Arcadia University to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Selection to the honor roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government of Arcadia’s commitment to service and civic engagement on the campus and in the world.

“President Obama has pledged to make service a central cause of his administration and wishes to commemorate the significant role that higher institutions, their students, staff, and faculty play in helping to solve pressing social problems in the nation’s communities,” according to the Honor Roll website.

Each year, beginning with New Student Orientation, Arcadia students, faculty, staff and alumni perform thousands of hours of community service.

Annual projects include:

  • America Reads Challenge
  • Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner
  • Alternative Winter Break Trips
  • Alternative Spring Break Trips
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  • Dr. Seuss Day
  • Operation Holiday
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Collections

Arcadia also was named to the 2008 and 2009 Honor Roll. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The President’s Honor Roll increases the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole.