The Carnegie Foundation has announced that SUNY Oneonta has been selected out of 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, that denotes the institution's dedication to community service, according to a SUNY Oneonta press release.

A national review committee led by the Swearer Center for Public Engagement at Brown University, the administrative and research home for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, chose SUNY Oneonta for this distinction.

SUNY Oneonta President, Barbara Jean Morris reacted to the news by saying, “Service is one of the three core values SUNY Oneonta upholds. We are committed to living purposefully as a campus and this is a tremendous honor that supports our efforts to make community service and service learning a significant part of our students’ learning.”

The SUNY Oneonta Center for Social Responsibility and Community (CSRC) develops and coordinates volunteer and service-learning opportunities for students to learn new skills, think critically and to test new roles. These opportunities are local, regional, national and international.