Program Purpose: The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Honor Roll is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s strategic commitment to engage millions of college students in service and celebrate the critical role of higher education in strengthening communities. The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is a parallel national initiative that was launched in 2011, based on recommendations from President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Administered by The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Department of Education, the President’s Challenge invites institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith cooperation and community service programming. Over 400 colleges and universities and nearly 200,000 people to date have been involved in advancing interfaith service in their communities. Starting this year, the President’s Challenge will be integrated with the Honor Roll, creating a new recognition category. This track recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary interfaith community service. Interfaith Community Service involves people from different religious and secular backgrounds tackling community challenges together while building meaningful relationships across lines of difference.
Office of Academic Affairs, UNO, "2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll" (2015). Community Engagement Award Applications. 3.