Baylor was among 131 colleges and universities nationwide honored by the Corporation for National and Community Service at its highest levels as a member of the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. Only one other school in Texas, St. Mary's University, was honored so highly. The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Nearly 10,000 Baylor students engage in academic service-learning and other forms of volunteer community service, totaling more than 60,000 hours each year. Students work closely with more than 140 non-profit agencies, as well as schools, churches and other organizations in the greater Waco community, positively impacting the lives of thousands of local residents, families and children.