The University of San Francisco has been named to the 2010
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth
Announced by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the service honor roll is considered
the highest recognition by the federal government for community service at
institutions of higher education. USF is one of 600 colleges and universities
recognized for faculty, staff, and student engagement as well as investment in
service at the local, national, and international levels.
USF students participated in 392,893 hours of community
service in 2010, including serving 400,000 meals to San Francisco’s poor
through various non-profit organizations. Additionally, law students
participated in 24,000 hours of service through USF’s Center for Law and Global
“USF’s repeated presence on the President’s
honor roll for service shows that the commitment to service is woven into the
fabric of our campus culture,” said USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J.
Honor roll status is awarded based on an institution’s incentives for service,
percentage of student participation in service activities, and the extent to
which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
USF emphasizes service in every facet of its community.
Among the many examples are University Ministry’s weekly service opportunities
through Project Open Hand, and the Society ofSt. Vincent De Paul, and the USF Leo T. McCarthy Center for
Public Service and the Common Good’s local service-learning classes and global
service-learning programs in Uganda, Bolivia, and Peru.
In addition, May marked the 10th anniversary of USF’s
involvement with the Tenderloin Technology Lab
at the St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin
district of San Francisco. The project involves technical support and computer
donations from USF to help bridge the digital divide for underprivileged