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Emory's vision statement calls on community members to work collaboratively to achieve positive change. We're glad to be making a difference.

Recognition: 2015

Alliance for Work-Life ProgressEmory University receives the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for the fourth straight year. In addition, Emory’s own Audrey Adelson, manager of WorkLife Programs within Human Resources, is selected to receive the 2015 AWLP Work-Life Rising Star Award, recognizing stellar individuals who exhibit a combination of professional and personal attributes that demonstrate emerging leadership and growing contributions to the work-life community

Recognition: 2014

Alliance for Work-Life ProgressEmory University receives the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for the third straight year
Georgia Collegiate Athletic AssociationRoderick Stubbs, Oxford College athletic director and head men's basketball coach, is named GCAA Coach of the Year

Recognition: 2013

Anti-Defamation LeagueEmory President James Wagner is honored with the Stuart Lewengrub Torch of Liberty Award in recognition of his "dedicated efforts to revisit and correct injustices that have been a stain on Emory University's proud history"
Corporation for National and Community ServicePresident's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, with Distinction; Emory also received the honor in 2010, as well as the Presidential Award for General Community Service in 2008, the highest federal recognition given to colleges and universities for their commitment to community service
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awardINSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognizes Emory University for its outstanding commitment to building a diverse and inclusive campus community with the only national recognition of its kind for institutions of higher learning
Human Rights Campaign Atlanta Steering CommitteeMichael Shutt, assistant dean for Campus Life and Director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Life, receives Leon Allen & Winston Johnson Community Leadership Award
National Weather ServiceRecognized as Georgia's first university to earn a "StormReady" designation, part of a nationwide community preparedness program
Peace CorpsRecognized as a leading source for volunteers: No. 12 nationally among medium-sized colleges and universities
Teach for AmericaRecognized as a leading source for teachers: No. 16 among medium-sized colleges and universities


Atlanta Urban Debate LeagueBarkley Forum's community outreach program, which inspired national growth of Urban Debate Leagues
Charity careEmory Healthcare provided $73.5 million in charity care in fiscal year 2016
Community service: Emory CollegeMore than five in six students participate in community service or volunteer work (2017 Emory College Senior Survey)
Community service: LawInitiatives include the student-run Emory Public Interest Committee and clinical programs focused on child, environmental and humanitarian law
Community service: MedicineInitiatives include Project Medishare, inner-city student-run clinics and service trips to rural Atlanta and abroad
Community service: Public health Initiatives include Rollins-teer Service Learning Program and Masters International, integrating a master degree with Peace Corps service
Contextual education: Theology Programs combine academic instruction with opportunities for ministry and leadership in churches, agencies and clinical settings
Religious diversityThe Inter-Religious Council includes representatives of all campus religious groups
Service learning: NursingLillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility enhances nursing's impact through student academic and service-learning programs and faculty research and projects
Service learning: UndergraduateInitiatives integrating leadership and service into academic learning include the Office of Student Leadership and Service.
Social enterprise: BusinessConnects faculty and students to mission-driven nonprofit and for-profit organizations
Volunteer EmoryCampus Life program, founded by two college students, organizes weekly service and alternative break trips

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