Loyola University Maryland has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Loyola has been named to the Honor Roll.
Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the initiative celebrates the transformative power and volunteer spirit that exists within the higher education community.
Loyola’s application included the University's student chapter of Relay For Life, which had 1,200 student participants and raised more than $230,000 for the American Cancer Society at the March 2012 campus relay event. Loyola also cited the Loyola Clinical Centers and Care-A-Van as prominent drivers of service learning.
All told, Loyola students engaged in more than 95,000 community service hours during the yearlong period covered by the Honor Roll.
The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. A full list of honorees is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.