Notre Dame named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame has been named as an “Honor Roll with Distinction” member for the 2007 President’s Higher Education Honor Roll.

The honor roll, announced at the American Council on Education’s annual meeting in San Diego on Feb. 11, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs.

Of the 528 schools listed this year, Notre Dame was among 127 named “with distinction.” Other Indiana institutions so honored were DePauw University, Franklin College, Indiana University East in Richmond, and Saint Mary’s College.

A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the honor roll was established in 2006. It is sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the USA Freedom Corps, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development. Its honorees are selected based on such factors as scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers service-learning courses.

Community service is a hallmark of Notre Dame. About 80 percent of Notre Dame students are active in social service and service-learning initiatives, and at least 10 percent of each year’s graduating class spends a year or more in service programs.

More information may be obtained from the honor roll’s Web site at

Contact: Annie Cahill Kelly at 574.631.7862 or

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on February 20, 2008.