How Suffolk University is responding
to the coronavirus outbreak
Teaching social skills to schoolchildren is among Suffolk’s annual Service Day activities.
Story by Kara Baskin
Photograph by Michael J. Clarke
Suffolk’s commitment to community and service was recognized with the Carnegie Community Engagement Reclassification, a distinction that honors noteworthy cocurricular involvement and builds upon the University’s initial classification honor in 2010.
“Creating opportunity has been ingrained in the Suffolk story right from the start,” says Suffolk University President Marisa Kelly, a champion of community engagement. “We strive to create experiences that benefit students and communities alike. This spirit of service is something our graduates carry with them throughout their lives.”
Suffolk is one of 75 higher education institutions to receive the reclassification designation. Faculty, staff, students, and a community partner collaborated on the yearlong reapplication process to evaluate the many ways the University impacts society and learning.
“The classification reinforces our identity as an institution dedicated to the common good,” says Adam Westbrook, director of Suffolk’s Center for Community Engagement.