Regis University has long been known for preparing men and women of all ages to serve others and to make a positive impact in a changing society. Now a national organization has recognized this commitment to service for a third-straight year and in a way that sets Regis apart from all other Colorado higher education institutions.
Regis has again been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This prestigious honor – bestowed upon the University by the Corporation for National and Community Service – is the highest federal recognition available to colleges and universities for their commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.
Regis is the only Colorado institution and is one of just five Jesuit institutions in the nation named to the 2013 Honor Roll with Distinction. Regis previously was named to this honorable list in 2011 and 2012, while it was named to the Honor Roll in 2010.
“This continued recognition of Regis University reflects the commitment to serving our local community by our dedicated faculty, staff and students,” said Tom Reynolds, vice president of mission. “Special thanks should go to the staff of our service learning offices and Father Woody program who have made these opportunities possible.”
Learning through service and pursuing justice on behalf of all people is ingrained in Regis’ mission. Students who participate in service not only gain an understanding of their ability to impact their community and make a recognizable difference, but also of their responsibility to use their gifts and talents to contribute to a more just world.
During the 2011-12 academic year, 4,675 students across Regis’ three colleges contributed 139,456 hours of community service.
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