Auburn University Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Outreach and Service Initiatives

One of 690 institutions of higher education to receive this honor

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll: 2013 Honor Roll with DistinctionAuburn University was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Auburn's Office of Public Service coordinated the university's application for the Honor Roll. Auburn is one of two universities from the state of Alabama and one of three from the Southeastern Conference to be named to the honor roll with distinction. This is the third consecutive year Auburn has received the Honor Roll award with distinction.

“Congratulations to Auburn University, its faculty and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS. “Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges.”

Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS 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.

The Honor Roll recognizes the nation’s leading higher education institutions and their students, faculty and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through service. These are institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

More information about the Auburn University public service and outreach initiatives can be found here. More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees, can be found at

To read more, see the news release.

Click here to read an article on Auburn University's past Presidential Honor Roll rankings.

Last Updated: April 30, 2013

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