Kansas University's students have earned KU a spot on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, created by the Corporation for National and Community Service to increase awareness of the civic engagement mission of institutions of higher education.
The honor roll focuses on general community service efforts and those related specifically to Hurricane Katrina relief.
According to data compiled by KU's Center for Service Learning, about 6,937 KU students participated in community service projects during the past academic year. More than half of those students contributed 20 hours or more to the projects. More than 600 students contributed more than 20,000 hours to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. KU students and staff also donated nearly $55,000 to the relief efforts.
For information about the honor roll, visit www.nationalservice.gov.