BGSU earns place on Community Service Honor Roll

When You Move Out Don’t Throw it Out was one of the programs cited for recognition.


Bowling Green State University has a strong history of community engagement – and as part of the BG experience, emphasizes learning in and out of the classroom. Much of that outside-the-classroom learning takes place during service-learning and community service opportunities.

Because of this commitment to community service and service learning, the University has once again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, published annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The honor roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.

The application for these awards was submitted by the BGSU Center for Community and Civic Engagement, which works to create a vision, infrastructure and programs to drive high-impact community and civic engagement priorities in service to the public good.

These awards are for activities in the 2013-2014 academic year:

  • 2015 Honor Roll General Category – with Distinction
  • 2015 Honor Roll Economic Opportunity Category
  • 2015 Honor Roll Education Category

The programs highlighted in the application for General Service were the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Challenge, When You Move Out Don’t Throw it Out and Bowling Green Alternative Breaks.

The programs highlighted in the Economic Opportunity category were the Free Tax Preparation Program, Project Connect Wood County and the Wood County Re-Entry Coalition.

The programs highlighted in the Education category were BGSU America READS, Educators in Context and Community and STEM in the Park.

Last year, nearly 9,000 BGSU students participated in service-learning and/or community service projects, serving several thousand hours.