La Salle University in Philadelphia is one of 115 colleges and universities listed in the 2010 Community Engagement Classification of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This recognizes La Salle’s successful partnership with its local and global communities through its ability to demonstrate a mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.
“Receiving the Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation is both gratifying and humbling. This recognition is due to the efforts of many students, faculty, staff, and community partners in living the mission of La Salle University,” said La Salle President Brother Michael J. McGinniss, Ph.D. “Community engagement is a part of who we are as an institution and how we define ourselves as Lasallians.”
As part of The Carnegie Foundation selection process, La Salle submitted a 40-page application demonstrating a wide range of examples of institutionalized practices of community engagement, including community service and service-learning courses.