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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.


Atlanta Urban Debate LeagueBarkley Forum's community outreach program, which inspired national growth of Urban Debate Leagues
Charity careEmory Healthcare provided $89.1 million in charity care in fiscal year 2018
Community service: Emory CollegeMore than five in six students participate in community service or volunteer work (2018 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
Student Involvement, Leadership, and TransitionsCampus Life program, founded by two college students, organizes weekly service and alternative break trips

Recognition: 2018

America's Best Employers (Forbes)Forbes ranks Emory University as one of America’s Best Employers. The university is ranked No. 39 out of 500 top large companies and organizations.
Peace CorpsRecognized as a leading source for volunteers: No. 11 among medium-sized schools in producing Peace Corps volunteers
Teach for AmericaRecognized as a leading source for teachers: No. 1 among medium-sized colleges and universities

Recognition: 2017

Atlanta Better Buildings ChallengeEmory University is recognized by the City of Atlanta for its commitment to energy and water conservation through the 2016-2017 Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge.
Humanity in Action Fellowship ProgramTwo Emory scholars are immersed in the study of human and civil rights, joining a global network of students in Europe for the 2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship Program.
Peace CorpsRecognized as a leading source for volunteers: No. 8 among medium-sized schools in producing Peace Corps volunteers

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