Community Engaged Learning

Community Engaged Learning Information

Interested in Engaging Community Engaged Learning Students?

Get started by reading our frequently asked questions then read through the information below.


Spring 2018 Calendar of Events

December 11- Request for community partners sent out via email

December 22- Deadline for community partners to submit requests for Spring 2018 

January 8- First day of classes at MSU

January 12- Deadline for students to submit background check forms

January 16-19- Student registration for community engaged learning positions

January 20-24-Students complete CSLCE online orientation

January 25-26- CSLCE notifies community partners of student registration                                                                

January 29- February 2-Students begin community engagement

March 5-9- MSU's Spring Break- no community engagement this week

April 23-27- Students conclude community engagement


Student Registration

Students will register for community engaged learning placements that align with their availability and interests through the MSU's Serve. Learn. Engage! database ( Because students will select their own placement, the CSLCE cannot guarantee a predetermined number of students who will serve with community partners for the semester until after registration has closed. A final list of students who have completed registration, criminal background check process, and our required online orientation will be provided to partners on the date listed in the calendar above. 


Important Forms

Materials for community partners to engage community engaged learning students will be available before each semester.  Interested organizations must submit completed position descriptions each semester and a signed Memorandum of Understanding position on an annual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Memorandum of Understanding 2017-2018

Criminal Background Check Process

New Position Description Form

Getting to Know Your Community Partner- An Orientation Checklist for Students 


Please contact us with any questions!  Phone: (517) 353-4400 Email:

Awards and Recognition

In recognition of the service and engagement of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners, Michigan State University was awarded the following prestigious awards in 2014

U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Logo

2014 U.S. President's "Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (with Distinction)"

Carnegie Foundation Logo

2014 Carnegie Foundation "Elective Community Engagement" Classification

Michigan Campus Compact Logo

2014 Michigan Campus Compact "Engaged Campus of the Year"