Center for Civic Engagement

Nationally Recognized for Civic Engagement

97% of Nazareth students participate in civic engagement, addressing local and global challenges.

Civic engagement at Nazareth is one form of experiential learning, a hallmark of the Nazareth education. Nazareth is nationally recognized for exemplary community service and meaningful outcomes:

  • In 2016, NASPA, the leading national association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, selected Nazareth for its 2015-2016 NASPA Grand Silver Medal Excellence Award. This Award, one of the three highest national NASPA awards, recognized the College for program excellence for its Partners for Learning and Partners for Serving programs. 
  • Nazareth College was one of five colleges nationally named as a Presidential Awardee in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service and civic engagement, and was a Finalist for the Presidential Award for the last three years. Nazareth College has been named to the honor roll since its inception in 2006.
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Nazareth for its 2015 Community Engagement classification. This recognizes the College's sophisticated approach to community engagement, including truly collaborative partnerships, assessing the impact of this civic work, and collecting ongoing feedback for improvement. Nazareth was first selected to this classification in 2008.
  • The Washington Monthly magazine's 2014 college rankings placed Nazareth College at No. 2 for community service and No. 2 in service staff and financial aid support for community service. Learn more about the prestigious award