President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was a program created to recognize higher education institutions that support exemplary community service programs and raises the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. The program was active from 2006-2015. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service. Ohio State made the Honor Roll in its inaugural year, and first achieved the honor with distinction in 2007.
(NOTE: in 2012, the Corporation for National and Community Service changed the way that years were numbered for President’s Honor Roll. Instead of being awarded for the academic year in which the work took place, institutions are now honored for the year in which the award is given. Because of this systematic change, there was no 2011 Honor Roll to participate in.)