The community service offered by students and faculty in the College of Communication’s Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Program has helped earn national recognition for Butler.

Butler was one of 641 colleges and universities named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizing the campus’ commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. 

Between June 2009 and June 2010, some 50 students and 3 faculty members provided 1,715 service hours through the CSD curriculum, assisting 1,068 individuals.

Working under faculty supervision, CSD majors in the Community Screening Practicum course administer screening tests for speech, language and hearing to students at area schools. In the Communication Science Practicum, students provide speech and language diagnostic and treatment services through a Butler-based community clinic.

CSD majors in upper-level American Sign Language courses may elect to participate in a service-learning option, in which they tutor and assist students at the Indiana School for the Deaf or work with other deaf community members.

Read more about Butler’s Honor Roll achievements.

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