A Tradition of Service
Guilford students contribute an estimated 60,000 hours of service to the community each year. That’s why the College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since the award was created six years ago.
The honor roll recognizes institutions for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Students at the College serve 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.