Wesleyan Named to Community Service Honor Roll

March 26, 2012 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University has been named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. On Mar. 12 Illinois Wesleyan's name, along with 642 other colleges and universities, was announced at the American Council on Education's 94th Annual Meeting Ahead of the Curve.

Recipients of this distinction are given the award for engaging students, faculty and staff in substantial, relevant and meaningful service to communities. Institutions named to the 2012 Honor Roll reported that around one million students took part in service learning, while more than 1.6 million engaged in other forms of community service.

Created in 2006 the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll emphasizes the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems. This award encourages more students to be involved in civic service by acknowledging those institutions that make the most impact in their surrounding communities.

"This recognition honors all the outstanding commitments of our students, faculty, and staff," said Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chair Karla Carney-Hall. "It provides a special recognition for the great staff and students who are working with the Action Research Center, the chaplain's office and volunteer programs, and student organizations like Senate, Alpha Phi Omega, our Greek organizations and many more."

For more information regarding the Corporation for National and Community Service, along with a full listing of the schools named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, visit www.nationalservice.gov/about/initiatives/honorroll.asp.

Contact: Courtney Conzelman, '12, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu