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.

Fall 2018 Calendar of Events

Monday 12/3-Friday 12/7 - Students conclude community engagement

Spring 2018 Calendar of Events

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. 

Hospital Registration

For those interested in serving with McLaren Hospital or Sparrow Hospital, there are different registration and orientation timelines. Hospital placements are open to all MSU students and are incredibly competitive. Registration usually fills up within 12 hours of opening. Hospital placements have their own criminal background check process, orientations, and other pre-service requirements detailed in the position requirements after you sign up. 

Thursday 9/1 - Registration opens on servelearnengage.msu.eduat 12:01 am

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 2018-2019

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"