The Corporation for National and Community Service on Monday honored Colorado State University by naming the institution to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll "with distinction."
The federal award recognizes Colorado State’s efforts to promote and engage students in community service and service-learning opportunities, particularly through the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office and the Office of Service-Learning in The Institute for Learning and Teaching.
"This, along with the university’s selection as a 2008 Carnegie Community Engagement university, is a tribute to the great work Colorado State is doing to serve and improve the welfare of the larger community and to provide students with experiential, community engagement opportunities that deepen their civic skills and commitments and extend their professional experience and preparation," says Mike Palmquist, associate vice provost and director of TILT.
TILT fosters connections among learners and teachers throughout the university, across program and disciplinary boundaries and in the broader community. Its mission is to develop a universitywide learning and teaching environment that values and rewards excellence.
SLiCE brings together student organizations, student leaders and student volunteers to make the CSU campus a better community and a more involved environment. Being involved in SLiCE programs allows students to enrich their academic and social experiences at CSU.