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 Santa Clara University Recognized for Community Service

Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010

During the 2008-09 academic year, students at Santa Clara University completed more than 100,000 hours of academic service learning and community service, and these efforts were recognized when Santa Clara University was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

This is the fourth time SCU has been named to the Honor Roll, which is now in its fourth year and includes more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

“We are honored to be selected to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Community service and service learning are integral to Jesuit education at Santa Clara, where we educate women and men to be leaders in the service of others,” said SCU President Michael E. Engh, S.J.

Administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Honor Roll recognizes schools for their community service programs and student involvement. The award is also sponsored the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education.

There are several programs at SCU—across all disciplines—that offer students opportunities for active engagement, research, and service oriented-learning. One such program, Arrupe Placements, includes approximately 50 community partners throughout Santa Clara County and, each year, allows nearly 1,200 students to learn through community engagement.

Starting this past fall, Santa Clara University made community-based learning a graduation requirement for incoming freshmen and beyond. Students have a number of ways in which they can fulfill the new core curriculum requisite.

For more information, visit the President’s Honor Roll.

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