Current Academic Service-Learning Agencies

Academic Service-Learning Information

Calendar of Events

January 9          First day of classes

January 11         Registration opens on at 12:01 am.

January 18         Criminal background check forms due to CSLCE by 5:00 p.m

                              - Registration closes on  at 11:59 p.m.

January 23-27    Students complete online orientation via D2L                                                               

January 23         Situated Spartan: Power & Privilege seminars begin

February 3         Situated Spartan: Power & Privilege seminars end                       

February 6-10    Students begin service

March 6-10         MSU Spring Break—no service this week

April 24-28         Last week of service


Student Registration

Students will register for service-learning placements that align with their availability and interests through the new MSU 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 and MSU CSLCE’s required academic service-learning orientation is noted in the calendar above.


Interested in Engaging Service-Learning Students?

Materials for community partners to engage academic service-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.

Memorandum of Understanding

Criminal Background Check Process

New Position Description Form


Please contact the CSLCE for any questions related to service-learning placements! Contact us by phone at (517) 353-4400 or by email at

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"