Community Service

Students doing cleanup.Inspired by the life and charism of St. Angela Merici, Campus Ministry at CNR seeks to serve the College Community by providing opportunities for service, justice, and compassion. We seek to instill in the College Community a deep concern for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor and most vulnerable.

CNR students participate in the many service opportunities sponsored by Campus Ministry. Faculty, staff, and alumnae/i are also invited to participate in this ministry that allows individuals to live lives of faith and to be of service to those most in need.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Seal for President's Higher Education Community Service Honor RollThe College of New Rochelle has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since 2010.

Launched in 2006, the Honor Roll highlights the role that colleges and universities play in solving community problems and encouraging the civic engagement of their students.

In 2014, more than 3,300 students from all four schools performed 171,760 hours of community service, with 856 students putting in 20 hours or more per academic term.

CNR was recognized in the category of General Community Service, with community service defined as "activities designed to improve the quality of life of off-campus community residents, particularly low-income individuals.

Three projects helped CNR earn the honor for the College: Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for High School Girls, coordinated by students in the School of Arts & Sciences; Children's Summer Programs facilitated by education students in the Graduate School; and a service trip to the Dominican Republic by graduate art therapy students.

Community service activities in previous years have included environmental cleanup, trips for disaster relief, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, teaching English as a second language, and more.