Dominican University has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to enhancing its community through community service and service learning. The President’s Community Service Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education. The CNCS leads President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.
Honorees are chosen based on the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school’s long-term campus-community partnerships and measurable outcomes as a result of service. Dominican was one of 513 universities across the country to be named to the Honor Roll.
More than one-third of Dominican’s undergraduate students are involved in community service each year and 20 percent of the student body enrolls in one of the university’s 50 service learning courses each year. The university was recognized in particular for its longstanding commitment to San Miguel School in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, as well as for its work with The Peace Corner, also located in the Austin neighborhood, and for its hunger relief efforts.