DU Earns Presidential Recognition for Community Service

Duquesne has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year in recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.

Community ServiceFor the third consecutive year, the University also received the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction, which lauds exemplary programs and levels of student involvement. Duquesne is the only school in Pittsburgh, and one of only 109 universities in the country, to earn the Honor Roll with Distinction recognition.

Members of the University community contributed to the following 2010-11 statistics:

  • 7,750 student volunteers
  • 670 faculty and staff volunteers
  • 8,420 total volunteers
  • 245,456 hours of service
  • $139,803 student philanthropy and fundraising

In the area of service-learning, Duquesne also conducted 45 classes with nearly 2,000 students involved, who performed 27,120 hours of service learning.

“As the Honor Roll application demonstrated this year, there was strong emphasis on cross-institution collaboration among the academic, student life, and mission and identity areas, which is continuously grounded in the mission of our institution to promote student understanding of social justice and service to others,” said Pustorino-Clevenger. “By compiling the application, we are able to see not only the number of students, faculty and staff serving in the community, but also how many individuals are served through our efforts.”