|UND named to first-ever White House Community Service Honor Roll|
The University was recently accorded a spot on the first-ever U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its consistent excellence in community engagement. Only 492 of the country’s roughly 4,000 colleges and universities were honored with this accolade.
"We are very pleased to be recognized for the great work that many faculty, students and staff are doing in providing community service, not only in the greater Grand Forks area, but throughout North Dakota, the region and even the United States," said President Charles Kupchella.
"UND has a long, rich tradition of public service. Certainly that includes the Division of Continuing Education, which has provided educational and workforce development opportunities for nearly a century, and our fraternities and sororities, which routinely seek to do good works in the Grand Cities. Many units on campus provide some form of community service through such avenues as clinics, workshops, conferences and outreach services. More recently, the Center for Community Engagement has helped to crystallize the kind of commitment we've made through our Strategic Plan to continue to build service programs and to create experiential learning opportunities," said Kupchella.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll responds to President George W. Bush’s call to service by building on and supporting the civic engagement mission of our nation’s colleges and universities. This new recognition program is designed to increase public awareness of the contributions that college students are making within their local communities and across the country through volunteer service. Pursuant to the Universities Rebuilding America Partnership (URAP) announced by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Department of Housing and Urban Development last fall, the Honor Roll program’s special emphasis this year is on recognizing service activities performed in response to the Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005. The program also identifies and promotes community service model programs and practices in higher education.
Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills. By engaging our nation’s young people in service-learning, Learn and Serve America instills an ethic of lifelong community service.
Here's a look at just some of the UND units which provide community service:
American Indian Student Services Center
Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research
Bureau of Governmental Affairs
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Center for Innovation
Center for Rural Service Delivery
Center for Rural Studies
Children and Family Services Training Center
Clinical Education Center
Conflict Resolution Center
Environmental Training Institute
Grand Forks Area Teacher Center
Health Information Technology Center
Institute for the Study of Indian Gaming Law & Policy
National Center of Excellence in Women's Health
North Dakota Tobacco Cessation Resource Center
National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Native Media Center
North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center
Northern Plains Indian Law Center
Psychological Services Center
Regional Weather Information Center
Rural Assistance Center
Small Business Development Center
Social Science Research Institute
Surface Transportation Weather Research Center
Tribal Judicial Institute
UND Bismarck Center
University Children's Center
Water Management Center
Workforce Development Center