The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named University of Richmond to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth time in recognition of commitment to, and achievement in, community service.

College and universities are selected annually for the scope and innovation of service projects, percent of student participation in community service, incentives for service and the extent of service-learning courses in the curriculum.

Highlights of Richmond’s application included the Community Based Learning program, in which faculty members integrate community engagement into the academic curriculum; the largest Bonner Scholars program in the nation, providing scholarships for service to local organizations by 100 students; long-term partnerships with community organizations through Bonner Center for Civic Engagement initiatives; and UR Downtown, home to programs supporting families and education through the Bonner Center, and the university’s schools of Law and Professional and Continuing Studies.

CNCS is a federal agency that oversees service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serves America, and leads President Barack Obama’s initiative, United We Serve.