The University of Connecticut has been named among the five winners in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Law School's Asylum and Human Rights Clinic is one of the programs highlighted in the award announcement.
The Presidential Award is the highest honor that a university can receive for its work in service-learning programs, civic engagement, and commitment to volunteerism. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an independent federal agency that coordinates the program, also named 690 colleges and universities this year to its honor roll. UConn had received a spot on that honor roll each time it has applied for consideration in past years, but this is its first year as a Presidential Award winner.