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President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.  

The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement.
CNCS has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core. 
The President's Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions in four categories:

Below are the recipients of the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll:

Presidential Winners

Adler UniversityAdler University logo
University of Northern Iowa University of Northern Iowa logo
Springfield College Springfield College logo
Georgetown University Georgetown University logo

Honor Roll Finalists

General Community Service:

  • Centre College (KY)
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina (SC)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Woodbury University (CA)
Economic Opportunity:
  • Mercer University (GA)
  • Mississippi State University (MS)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)


  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Emory & Henry College (VA)
  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

Interfaith Community Service:

  • Augsburg College (MN)
  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Nazareth College (GA)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)

Honor Roll - Full List

2015 General Category
2015 Economic Opportunity Category
2015 Education Category
2015 Interfaith Category

Please enjoy the video below about the President's Honor Roll:

Additional Honor Roll links:

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