USD named to Community Service Honor Roll

For the fourth straight year, The University of South Dakota was recognized nationally for outstanding community service by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which named USD to the President�s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

USD is one of 641 colleges and universities recognized for instituting an exemplary service-learning program on campus. The honor is a reflection of the hard work and dedication from students, faculty and staff members who have made service a priority at USD, according to USD�s Center for Academic Engagement. USD is one of five institutions from South Dakota on this year�s honor roll.

The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.  USD�s selection to the Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for the university�s commitment to service and civic engagement. In the past year, close to 700 USD students contributed more than 6,500 hours of service in a variety of curricular and co-curricular activities, including service-learning through academic classes such as the Interdisciplinary Education and Action (IdEA) Program, First-Year Experience and individual courses, and through programs like Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) or campus organizations that include Students Enhancing Resources for Vermillion Enrichment (SERVE).

The complete honor roll as well as special achievement award winners can be found at www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/higher_ed_honorroll.asp.

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