Wright State recognized by White House for community service


FAIRBORN – Wright State University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the university’s support of volunteering, student community service, service learning, and civic engagement.

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The university was recognized in three categories:

• General Community Service – Honor Roll With Distinction

• Education – Honor Roll With Distinction

• Economic Opportunity – Honor Roll

This is the eighth year the university has been named to the prestigious Honor Roll. It was the only university in Ohio named With Distinction for Education. Less than 20 percent of colleges and universities named to the list earned the Distinction designation.

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A total of 13,676 Wright State students were involved in community service or academic service-learning during the 2014-2015 school year, resulting in 1,495,561 service hours.

The university supports more than 70 designated service-learning courses, 500-600 tutors, and Engaged Citizenship Studied Certificate, and a Youth and Community Engagement minor.

>>Related: Wright State will not see layoff savings until next year

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community challenges and 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.

CASEY LAUGHTER


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