Published: February 26, 2009
For the second year in a row, The University of Tampa has been named to
the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for
distinguished community service. The award recognizes UT’s work on
service-learning programs and volunteer opportunities for students,
faculty and staff.
UT, through the P.E.A.C.E. (People Exploring
Active Community Experiences) Volunteer Center, actively recruits
students to work with agencies like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and
coordinates the annual Into the Streets and Martin Luther King Jr. days
of service and alternative break programs. Hundreds of students, faculty
and staff participate in these community outreach programs annually.
is among 635 institutions of higher education that were recognized as
honor roll members by the Corporation for National and Community
Megan Frisque, UT’s assistant director of civic engagement, said she was pleased that UT received the designation.
honor roll designation helps communicate to others our commitment to
volunteering, social justice, and civic engagement,” Frisque said. “It
links to the mission of the University by encouraging students to be
productive and responsible citizens.”
Launched in 2006, the
Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school
can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic
engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of
selection factors including scope and innovativeness 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.
The Honor Roll is jointly
sponsored by the Corporation, through its Learn and Serve America
program, and the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and
Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps, and the President’s Council on
Service and Civic Participation.
For the complete list of Honor Roll recipients, visit
. For more information about the community service efforts at the University of Tampa, e-mail