President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
As stated by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll "highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve. The Honor Roll's Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community service."
The University of Kansas has been included on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since the honor roll's inception (2006).
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Conferred by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Community Engagement classification recognizes campuses whose missions, culture, and investments reflect their institutional commitment to community engagement.
The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good."
The University of Kansas originally received Community Engagement Classification in 2010 and was reclassified in 2020.