UGA named to 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

April 1, 2013

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Athens, Ga. - For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Georgia has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

During the 2011-12 academic year, more than 24,000 UGA students, faculty and staff contributed over 700,000 hours of service—the equivalent of nearly $14.3 million in volunteer time—through community projects, student organizations and academic service-learning courses.

The 2013 Honor Roll highlights several UGA service projects, including Campus Kitchen at UGA, a student program that provided more than 2,000 meals to the aging population of Athens, and IMPACT, which engaged 325 students during spring break in weeklong service projects focused on education, hunger and affordable housing. In addition, nearly 400 UGA faculty, staff and students participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service hosted by HandsOn Northeast Georgia and Community Connection.

Launched in 2006, the honor roll recognizes higher education institutions for exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. Honorees are chosen based on a series of criteria including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation, incentives for service and availability of service-learning courses.

The Office of Service-Learning, a unit that reports jointly to the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, coordinated the application process.


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