Mount St. Joseph University has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.
The Mount’s commitment to community service is part of the University’s mission. Some of the highlights of the Mount’s service learning program include 52 education students completed more than 1,920 hours tutoring and mentoring with youth in urban school settings throughout the academic year. Fourteen students served more than 420 hours by completing health and wellness-related work with clients aged 5-85. Twelve students completed service learning experiences with five community partners that complimented the United Nations’ Development Goals.
“Service and community engagement are both at the heart of our mission as a University,” said Keith Lanser, service learning coordinator at the Mount. “We live and study in a region that has many problems, ranging from childhood poverty and high rates of obesity. These problems won’t be solved unless community leaders get involved to make this better. That’s what we do at Mount St. Joseph University; we train students to change their communities for the better.”
Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.