Adelphi University honored for its commitment to Community Service and Education

National honors given for the fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row, Adelphi University has been named to The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is a national award given in recognition to colleges and universities that have shown excellence in developing and implementing effective community engagement and community service programs at their institutions.

The University received recognition "With Distinction" in the categories of General Community Service and Education.  This honor is reserved for “top tier applicant institutions.”

Adelphi was specifically recognized in the area of community service for its volunteerism following Superstorm Sandy. Over 500 students put in 7300 hours embedded in communities most affected by the disaster. On campus students collected over 40,000 items as relief for the storm victims and a winter carnival was held for approximately 350 affected children and families as a day of respite and fun for those that remained displaced.

Another community service project that received recognition was the Cans for Cancer project. For the last several years, Adelphi student athletes and members of the athletic department have helped serve the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop Hospital. They donate an average of $7500 annually to help families with their out of pocket costs incurred while children undergo treatment. In addition the student athletes spend time with the children.

In the education category, Adelphi received honors for their efforts in spreading literacy in low income communities. One such project was America Reads America Counts, wherein students spent 16,000 hours assisting grade-schoolers to improve their reading skills. Also, the university’s Literacy Center gave on-campus scholarships to struggling students whose families were experiencing financial difficulties. A donation of computer equipment from Adelphi University’s IT department to a school whose community was damaged in Superstorm Sandy was also recognized in this designation.


About Us

Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.



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