“I am representing not only Elon University, but all of the universities selected for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. … Each of us has our own stories, our own reasons to serve. But my generation is united in the belief that the choices we make now define our moral selves and determine the ethical character of the world we inhabit and leave to future generations. And this is why we serve.”
-- Katie Franck, Elon University student
at 2006 Honor Roll ceremony
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. The Honor Roll's Presidential Award, given each year to only a handful of institutions, is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and is sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the USA Freedom Corps, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development.