Monday, August 31, 2015

2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Award

Announcing the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, a national recognition program that promotes the civic mission of our nation’s colleges and universities.

President Obama has made service a central cause of his administration, and through his United We Serve initiative he is calling on all Americans to make service part of their daily lives. The President places a high priority on supporting and developing the role of higher education institutions, and their students, staff and faculty, in addressing the nation’s most pressing social needs.

Applications for the 2012 President’s Honor Roll will be accepted in either or both categories for service performed during the 2010-2011 academic year:

  • General Community Service, which recognizes the quality, quantity, and institutional commitment to community service initiatives at a college or university.
  • Special Focus Area, which recognizes exemplary initiatives aligned with the President Obama’s education and innovation priorities.  The three special focus area categories are:
    • Promise Neighborhoods Model
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Summer Learning

For both categories, it is important to highlight the qualitative impact that your service programs have had on the community in addition to the quantitative data, such as the number of volunteers and the number of hours served.

For more information and to access the survey, please visit
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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.