Hofstra University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its “exemplary community service programs” — the seventh straight year the university has won federal recognition for civic engagement and volunteerism.
Hofstra was cited in the categories of General Community Service, Economic Opportunity and Education. The Honor Roll, begun in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities for exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. Honorees are chosen based on a series of factors including the percentage of students participating in service projects and programs, the school’s commitment to campus-community partnerships and measurable outcomes as the result of student service.
The University offers students opportunities to volunteer in the community in a variety of ways, including through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services. Hofstra students contribute an estimated 4,500 hours of community service in the region each year.