What’s your 110?
Take the yearlong Spartan service challenge!
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and to commemorate the anniversary years recognized by Project 60/50, MSU and community partners will launch the What’s Your 110? Challenge on January 20, 2014. All Spartans are encouraged to honor each anniversary year of Project 60/50 with one hour of personal service/engagement, meeting the challenge of serving 110 hours over the next year. This yearlong Spartan service challenge demonstrates the MSU community commitment to service and engagement and supports Spartans who serve.
If 1,000 Spartans take this challenge, the MSU community will serve at least 110,000 hours over the next year. The Independent Sector Value of Volunteer Time for 2012 was $20.14. In reaching our goal, Spartans will have contributed $2,435,400 in volunteer time by January 2015!
Spartans may register individually or as a group. This is a great activity for registered student organizations, Greek organizations, students enrolled in service-learning courses, and student clubs and interest groups! A friendly service competition will only result in GOOD!
On January 20, 2014 from 10:30-2:30 at the MSU Union, the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, in partnership with Into the Streets, the MSU Libraries, the MSU Clerical Technical Union, the North Neighborhood Engagement Center, the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, as well as several other Project 60/50 partners will host a Community Partners Fair with the goal of directly connecting Spartans with community partners. The fair will feature on-site service projects hosted by Into the Streets and a special film by MSU Libraries The Intolerable Burden which includes an introductory talk from Jeffrey C. Wray, MSU Department of English.
The first 200 Spartans to register for the What’s Your 110? Challenge will receive a free t-shirt.
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
2014 U.S. President's "Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (with Distinction)"
2014 Carnegie Foundation "Elective Community Engagement" Classification
2014 Michigan Campus Compact "Engaged Campus of the Year"