Messiah College was invited to participate in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 President's National Interfaith Campus Community Challenge.
The partnership between Messiah College and the Harrisburg School district was nationally recognized through the TFT award by the White House, Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS), and the U.S. Department of Education.
Messiah’s service-oriented initiatives were nationally recognized by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2010 as a "Program to Look For" in service-learning.
Messiah College is a member of Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC). PACC boasts a membership of 74 college presidents committe to strengthen communities through campus-community partnerships and promote education for informed civic engagement.
Messiah College ranks sixth in the nation among baccalaureate colleges according to the Washington Monthly for
hours spent in community service, service-oriented scholarshipsand graduates entering the Peace Corps.
The Agapé Center received the Honor Roll recognition from Higher Education Community Service for three consecutive years for 2007*, 2008, 2009*, 2010, 2011, and *2012 (*with distinction).
In January 2008, Messiah was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities achieving the Community Engagement Classification.