Position Description

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Listing a Placement with the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE):

The mission of the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE) is to provide active, service-focused, community-based, mutually beneficial, integrated, learning opportunities for students, building and enhancing their commitment to academics, personal and professional development, and civic responsibility. Students may engage in voluntary service and engagement experiences to fulfill course requirements, to augment curriculum, and/or for personal motivations related to the public good.

Students will be referred to you after applying/registering for the opportunity(ies) you have posted with the CSLCE. Students attend a general service-learning information session or will interview with a CSLCE advisor or attend an orientation prior to being referred to your agency. Each will bring you a CSLCE referral letter, or you will receive notification from the CSLCE that the student will be reporting to you. MSU students must complete a CSLCE application/registration to engage in service. This insures that the student is indemnified and it is used to provide a record of service

  • Provide comprehensive information about your organization and detail the position responsibilities to assist student in selecting a placement.
  • List qualifications, professional requirements, and specific skills desired. Professional supervision is to be provided for each placement.
  • Days and hours are important as students plan around their academic and work schedules. Most students arrange 2-8 hours per week; the ending date usually conforms to the academic calendar. Please call when the position is filled, needs to be updated or re-listed. For questions, call the CSLCE, 353-4400 or email servlrn@msu.edu

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"