Guilford Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll for Sixth Year
For the sixth straight year, Guilford has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It’s the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Guilford has been named to the Honor Roll each year since it was established in 2006.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth.
Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
Students at Guilford contribute an estimated 60,000 hours of service each year at more than a dozen dedicated sites, including the Greensboro Housing Coalition’s Project Home, the Pathways temporary family housing shelter and the African Services Coalition.
The College is also one of the charter members of the Bonner Scholars Program, which now operates at 25 colleges nationwide. Every year, 60 students–chosen on the basis of high financial need and demonstrated commitment to service–receive scholarship funds in exchange for performing 140 hours of community service each semester, plus two additional summer service requirements. Other students work in exchange for work-study funds through the Community Scholars program.
A total of 642 colleges and universities were honored by CNCS. Of that total, 513 were named to the Honor Roll, 110 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 14 were identified as finalists, and five received the Presidential Award.
Listings of the award recipients.