October 20, 2016
Susquehanna University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs.
The Honor Roll's Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement.
Susquehanna has several initiatives underway to promote service that are sponsored by the David '69 and Sharon Johnson Center for Civic Engagement (JCCE). The JCCE is committed to providing opportunities that allow students, faculty and staff to learn about and reflect upon their roles as active, informed citizens within the community.
Susquehanna Engaging in Regional Volunteer Experiences (SU SERVE) began as a day of service each April when students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents demonstrated their commitment to bettering our world. In 2012, the effort was expanded to a month-long campaign, and in 2015 SU SERVE became a year-round event, with more than 115,000 hours of service performed.
Each August, the entering class at Susquehanna participates in SU GIVE (Susquehanna University: Get Into Volunteer Experiences).
The event brings together first-year students, faculty, staff and orientation team members to complete volunteer service projects at locations throughout the central Susquehanna Valley.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll has been awarded since 2006 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, Campus Compact and the Interfaith Youth Core.