SXU named to 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education recently honored the nation’s leading colleges and universities, students, faculty members, and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning. Saint Xavier University was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
The CNCS, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 600 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth.
SXU's mission and core values call us to serve, and more than 830 students engaged in over 56,000 hours of service during the 2010-11 academic year. Students participated in numerous types of service, including: direct service to low-income youth and high school students through mentoring and tutoring; services to community and non-profit agencies serving underprivileged persons in urban and rural areas; and trips across the country and abroad focused on sharing gifts of time and talent with those in need.