The University of Georgia has been named to the 2012 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. This is the sixth consecutive year UGA has been named to the honor roll.
During the 2010-2011 academic year, more than 26,000 UGA students, staff and faculty contributed more than 445,000 hours of service-the equivalent of nearly $9 million in volunteer time-through community projects, student organizations and academic service-learning courses.
The 2012 Honor Roll highlights several UGA service projects, including the Campus Kitchen Project, a student program that provided more than 1,500 meals to the aging population of Athens, and IMPACT, which engaged more than 324 students during academic breaks in weeklong service-learning projects that focused on education, hunger and affordable housing in 19 different locations nationally. In addition, more than 300 UGA faculty, staff and students participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service hosted by HandsOn Northeast Georgia and Community Connection.