Colleges’ Focus on Community Service Highlighted – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Colleges’ Focus on Community Service Highlighted

Hobart and William Smith residences, Community Service House in particular, were named in a new book by Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Jason Stephens, titled “Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates For Lives Of Moral And Civic Responsibility” (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003). The book is published in conjunction with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The paragraph on the Colleges is as follows: “Many residential campuses include one or more theme dormitories, some of which focus on moral and civic issues such as peace, community service, or environmental stewardship or on a culture or ethnicity, such as Asian-Pacific culture or, more generally, multiculturalism. Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, for example, has designated one residence as the Community Service House; residents are selected for their service activities and interests. Each member of the house completes at least five hours of service each week and also participates in planning and implementing a house project” (p. 240).