TLU Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
October 7, 2016
Texas Lutheran University (TLU) has once again made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in the category of General Community Service.
Every year, the honor roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community challenges and how as a result, more students are likely to pursue a lifelong path of civic engagement that achieves meaningful and measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, more than 600 higher education institutions were named to this year’s Honor Roll with the top 100, including TLU, receiving distinction. Honorees were chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service.
TLU has been recognized on the list since 2012 for the university’s commitment toward serving the Seguin community and surrounding areas with two-thirds of students participating in some sort of service activity.
The 2015 accolades look at information submitted from all applicants for the 2013-2014 school year. During that time, more than 834 students at TLU engaged in some form of community service logging more than 29,000 volunteer hours. Special projects like computer classes, annual campus service days, and early childhood literacy programs, combined with other efforts, earned TLU special recognition.
“Civic engagement and community service are key parts of our mission as a university,” said TLU President Dr. Stuart Dorsey. “We encourage our students to not only participate in service work, but to reflect on those experiences and the place it has in their lives. Being recognized for a fourth consecutive year shows that we truly value and remain committed to serving our community."
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