UT Health Science Center San Antonio has been admitted to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. To be named to the Honor Roll, a school must demonstrate that its students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. Highlights of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s exemplary community service learning program include:
- The mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to make lives better though excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.
- In 2012-13, 1,272 students engaged in over 15,000 service hours to benefit members of the community through health education and services, advocacy, outreach, and capacity building projects.
- This is the fifth consecutive year we were named to the Honor Roll; we are the only health science center in Texas admitted and one of eight nationally.
- Community-campus engagement has now been highlighted and promoted in seven annual community service learning conferences.
Honorees are chosen based on selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of service.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency, oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.