Once again, Marian University has been honored by the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.
Marian University was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raises the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. Marian University was named to the honor roll in 2009.
The university offers many service opportunities for both students and faculty. “Rebuild My Church” was created to encourage students to consider church-related professions and help the Marian University community find ways to integrate faith into their work life. On the day after freshmen move-in, The New Student Day of Service invites new students to join faculty and staff for a massive service project led by upperclassmen student leaders and STARR (Students Taking Active Reflective Roles) members. Alternative break trips and service programs offered through the Office of Campus Ministry encourage the entire campus to be active in service to others.
CNCS oversees the honor roll in collaboration with the United States Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service.