St. Edward's Recognized for Service Learning Commitment
St. Edward's University has been selected by The Princeton Review and Campus Compact for inclusion in Colleges with a Conscience: An Engaged Student's Guide to College. Highlighting socially responsible colleges and universities, the book is designed to help high school students incorporate service and involvement opportunities into their college selection process and to showcase campuses that have made an institutional commitment to engagement in their communities. The guide is expected to hit bookshelves late next year.
A total of 100 Campus Compact member institutions from around the country were initially considered for the book highlighting socially responsible colleges and universities. St. Edward's is one of only 81 institutions to make the final cut with a two-page spread in the new college guide. Schools were nominated based on five specific areas: 1) schools with engaged student bodies 2) the institutions which support activism 3) scholarships and admissions practices supportive of students who do community service, 4) schools that support service learning, and 5) schools with strong student voice in governance.
Campus Compact is a coalition of more than 900 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. To support its civic mission, Campus Compact promotes community service that develops students' citizenship skills and values, encourages partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research. St. Edward's is a founding member of the Texas Campus Compact and university President George E. Martin serves as its chair.