In 2010, UConn received the elective “Community Engagement” classification. This classification was extended in the 2015 classification cycle and will remain valid until 2020.
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The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The Honor Roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.
In 2014 UConn is recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Honor Roll for:
- General Community Service with Distinction
- Economic Opportunity Community Service
- Education Community Service
In 2013 UConn was one of five winners of the Presidential Award for General Community Service.
UConn has also been listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the following years:
2006 “With Distinction” in the Katrina Relief category
2010 “With Distinction”
2012 “With Distinction”
UConn is a member of the Campus Compact, a coalition of college and university presidents, committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. As of January 1, 2014, Matthew Farley of UConn was appointed the Executive Director of the Connecticut Campus Compact with offices located at the Greater Hartford campus.
UConn is also a member of the affiliated group TRUCEN, The Research University Civic Engagement Network. TRUCEN works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education. TRUCEN calls upon research university colleagues to embrace a bold vision for civic and community engagement and work to bring it about.
2014 TRUCEN Meeting at UConn
In February 2014, UConn hosted the annual meeting of TRUCEN with representatives from over 40 member institutions.