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Robert Morris University Named to Community Service Honor Roll

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pittsburgh -- The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Robert Morris University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Honorees are chosen based on a series of factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

“Community service is one of the largest components of the Student Engagement Transcript (SET) program at Robert Morris,” said Shari Payne, dean of engaged learning. “We are happy to be recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.”

As part of its commitment to engaged learning and changing lives, RMU involves students in a variety of community service projects. The specific projects that were honored this year were:

  • The Sport Management Program annually organizes and volunteers at the Special Olympics of Western Pennsylvania Regional Bowling Sectional.
  • Kettle Bell ringing through the month of December for the Salvation Army.
  • Monthly projects for the West Hills Health and Rehab and World Vision

The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice. The corporation oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.

ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY
Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.