Monday, March 11, 2013
Iowa Wesleyan College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. This is the fourth consecutive year that Iowa Wesleyan has been recognized on the Honor Roll.
The Corporation for National and Community Service 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.
Colleges and universities are selected based on a number of criteria, including the scope, innovativeness and evidence of effectiveness of the service projects, and the percentage of total student enrollment engaged in community service activities.
The Iowa Wesleyan College Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement provides all students the opportunity to explore their values and ideals for social action with a context of directed and course-based learning. The service learning program at Iowa Wesleyan was begun in 1968 and is one of the oldest service-learning and civic engagement programs in the country.