12/22/2014 02:58 PM
BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Nov. 5th, LSU was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National & Community Service,
or CNCS. Recognized this year in the areas of education, economic opportunity, and
general community service, this marks the ninth year in a row LSU has received recognition
on the Honor Roll.
The 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the
role colleges and universities play in solving community challenges. As a result,
more students are likely to pursue a lifelong path of civic engagement that achieves
meaningful and measurable outcomes in the communities they serve. Inspired by the
thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts
along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS has administered the award since
2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American
Council on Education and Campus Compact. LSU has received the recognition every year
One goal of LSU Flagship 2020 is to promote engagement of faculty, staff and students
in the transformation of communities. Service at LSU is fostered through sustainable
collaborations between community partners and campus entities including the following
Twenty-three student organizations list their primary purpose as service. In 2012-13,
Greek organizations contributed 25,910 service hours and raised $432,965 for philanthropic
efforts. LSU student-athletes contributed 4,783 hours of community outreach, reaching
7,500 youth through these efforts. Additionally, 159 service-learning courses were
taught to 3,800 students, whose work resulted in positive impacts for more than 85
non-profit groups. Collectively, LSU students contributed approximately $1,295, 279
to the state economy through service efforts.
LSU is among eight institutions of higher education in Louisiana to receive the award
this year. The other Louisiana institutions are Centenary College of Louisiana, Grambling
State University, Loyola University New Orleans, Our Lady of the Lake College, Southeastern
Louisiana University, Tulane University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and
Xavier University of Louisiana.
The full list of honor roll awardees can be found at nationalservice.gov.
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014