EKU Students' Community Service Earns Inclusion on President's Honor Roll

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Eastern Kentucky University has earned national recognition for community service provided by its students.

The University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.

This past year, approximately 4,000 Eastern students were engaged in some form of organized community service.  Of that number, 700 performed at least 20 hours of community service per academic term, and 389 engaged in academic service-learning. All told, students contributed more than 107,000 community service hours.

The Honor Roll was established in 2006 to recognize institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.

EKU’s Office of Community service, housed in the Office of Student Life, directs the University’s community service programs, coordinating a variety of opportunities throughout the year for EKU students, faculty and staff. They range from working over spring break to protect sea turtles to building a home over the summer for a family in Honduras and from planting trees on reclaimed mine sites in eastern Kentucky to making fleece blankets and pillows for needy children.

“There are a multitude of opportunities to give back locally, nationally and internationally,” said Brian Perry, assistant director of student life at EKU.

For more information, visit communityservice.eku.edu.

Published on April 04, 2013

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