USD Chosen for Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The University of San Diego was recognized this month as one of 141 colleges and universities honored for Distinguished Community Service in the first-ever “President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.”


The selection was made by the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency tasked with fostering an ethic of volunteerism and service in America.


Community service programs and activities conducted by the Honor Roll schools included mentorship programs for foster children, literacy tutoring for pre-school children in underserved communities, medical and other professional services, homebuilding through Habitat for Humanity and neighborhood clean-up programs.


More than 1.1 million students from the Honor Roll schools participated in local community service activities. For more information, visit


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.