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Saint Louis University Named Among Nation’s Top Five Community Service Schools

October 1, 2013 — Saint Louis University has been named among the top five schools in the country for community service by Washington Monthly for the third consecutive year.

The publication, based in Washington D.C., ranks schools based on their contribution to the public good in three categories: social mobility, research and service. Other notable honors Saint Louis University received from Washington Monthly were "Top Jesuit School," "Top Faith-Based School" and second-place ranking as a top private institution. Additionally, the university was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year, the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for commitment to service-learning and community engagement.

Highlights of Saint Louis University’s community service include its Make a Difference Day, one of the largest collegiate days of service in the nation, and its Community Service Federal Work Study Program, which allows work-study students to work with local nonprofits.

The university also raised $130,000 to help fight cancer during its 2012 Relay for Life, which had more than 1,300 participants. The SLU Relay for Life has raised more than $1.25 million since 2004 for the American Cancer Society of Eastern Missouri and was awarded the "Thanks A Million" Award by the group. The university also is participating in the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, a White House initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to interfaith cooperation and community service programming on campus.

According to a survey, 84 percent of SLU students volunteer at least once during the academic year, well above the national average of 60 percent. Nearly half are regular volunteers, providing service multiple times a month. Learn more about service at SLU by visiting the Center for Service and Community Engagement website. [Saint Louis University]


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