Getting involved in the community has earned Minot State University the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteerism.
The university received the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to its community.
Minot State is the only university in North Dakota to receive the honor this year.
The school implemented a program named Vision 2013, with the goal of bettering their school.
The idea stems from seven strategies.
Strategy six calls for members of the student body to become actively involved in the community.
(David Fuller, President, Minot State) "From our students point of view, what they learn is how to contribute and help other. Also it helps them to stay in the community and get to know our community better. All of those experiences are really important for students."
President Fuller says he could not be more proud of the way the student's have embraced Vision 2013 and strategy six.
(Brittany Diegel, Senior, Communication Disorders Program) "It's helpful and nice to know that I'm helping students realize it to, that you have to do things. You can't expect everyone else to them for you or everyone else to make the world a better place."
Diegel says freshmen are hesitant of volunteering at first, but end up really enjoying the experience.