|4/9/2012 6:15:00 PM|
UP named to service honor roll
University of Portland photo
UP students remove non-native species along the Willamette River.
University of Portland has been named to the 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The university is one of two Oregon colleges and four in the Northwest that made the Honor Roll with Distinction list, joining Willamette University, Western Washington University and Seattle University.
A total of 3,400 University of Portland students participated in some type of service in the 2010-11 academic year, with more than 800 students serving at least 20 hours per semester. The total number of service hours by students in 2010-11 was approximately 163,891.
This year, the university’s application highlighted its diverse partnership with Roosevelt High School, the School of Nursing's community health rotation curriculum and the annual literacy fair sponsored by the School of Education’s honor society Kappa Delta Phi.
UP also sponsors an annual event in the fall called “Building Community: Serving to Learn” as part of its new student orientation program, featuring a half day of service in the Portland community for all first-year UP students.