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Santa Clara University Named to President's Honor Roll for Community Service

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2009 – Santa Clara University was named to the 2008 President's Higher Education  Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll, now in its third year, includes 635 colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the Honor Roll recognizes schools for their community service programs and student involvement. The
award is also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Urban Development as well as the Department of Education and Housing.

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 45 community partners throughout Santa Clara County and, each year, allows nearly 1,200 students to learn through community engagement.

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

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

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,685 students rigorous
undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.

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