Colorado Mesa University has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognizing institutions which reflect the values of exemplary community service.

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The Honor Roll, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, was established in 2006. Colorado Mesa University has made the Honor Roll every year since its inception . Initially, the Honor Roll was inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.

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In 2013, a total of 690 colleges and universities made the Honor Roll, nine of which are from Colorado. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 3,811 Colorado Mesa University students engaged in community service, providing 401,362 hours of volunteer work.