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UT Arlington earns national recognition for community service in higher education

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Media Contact: Bridget Lewis

News Topics: community service, faculty, staff, students

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The University of Texas at Arlington has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The honor roll, which includes 800 schools, is the federal government’s top award for community service in higher education and includes four categories of recognition: general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity and education.

Between July 2012-13, UT Arlington faculty, staff and students contributed more than 680,000 hours of service in a number of ways, including:

  • Economic Opportunity – Students collaborated with the city of Fort Worth’s Department of Housing and Economic Development on an economic asset and development study of a low-income area.
  • Education - The UTeach and National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship Program allowed interns to work in educational science and math camps, nature centers, museums and other community agencies.
  • General Community Service – The Division of Student Affairs coordinated The Big Event, a one-day commitment to service at various project sites such as painting, landscaping, youth development workshops and facility cleanup.  

The President’s Honor Roll was launched in 2006 and is administered by the Corporation for National Community & Service. UT Arlington has made the annual list since its inception. Service hours are recorded in the Center for Community Service Learning, which the Division of Student Affairs oversees.

About UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of more than 40,000 students in Texas and around the world and is the second largest institution in The University of Texas System. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UT Arlington as the seventh fastest-growing public research university in 2013. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more. Follow #UTAdna on Twitter. 

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The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.