KU recognized for Community Service
March 20, 2012
KUTZTOWN, Pa - Kutztown University was selected as a member of the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll at the American Council on Education annual conference last week. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service, civic engagement and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The selection marks the fourth time in the last six years KU has been included.
Selection is based on the scope of projects, innovation involved, and the effectiveness of service projects. Additional criteria includes the percentage of students engaged in service activities - according to KU estimates, more than 30% of the university's students are engaged in volunteerism, activism or community service.
"Our students volunteered for more than 41,000 service hours for non-profits and community-based organizations last year - we're very proud of KU students service activities in and throughout the community," said associate vice provost Robert Watrous. "Student involvement with community agencies really does improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods around the university."