Faculty Services & Support

The MSU Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE) supports university faculty and academic staff across all colleges and majors in creating community engaged learning opportunities. 

Services and support offered include:

  • Facilitation of university-community partnersships
  • Faculty development workshops
  • Curriculum planning and development assistance
  • Student orientations
  • A Service-Learning Toolkit to assist MSU faculty and instructors in creating service-learning courses
  • Tools of Engagement, a web-based curriculum on community engaged learning
  • Student registration database

Spring 2019 Calendar of Events

(Click on this link to download semester schedule PDF)

Monday 1/7 - First day of classes

Thursday 1/10 - Criminal background check forms due to 345 Student Services Building by 5:00 p.m.

Monday 1/14 - Registration opens on servelearnengage.msu.edu at 12:01 a.m.

Friday 1/18 - Registration closes on servelearnengage.msu.edu  at 11:59 p.m.

Friday 1/18 - Deadline for students to complete online community engaged learning orientation via D2L  

Monday 1/21-Friday 1/25 - Students contact community partners; students attend community partner orientation if applicable                      

Monday 1/28-Friday 2/1 - Students begin community engagement

Monday 3/4-Friday 3/8 - MSU Spring Break- no community engagement this week

Friday 3/29-Friday 4/5 - K-12 School Spring Break- community engagement this week depends on site

Monday 4/22-Friday 4/26 - Students conclude community engagement


NOTE: For students 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. 

Friday 1/4 - Registration opens on servelearnengage.msu.edu at 12:01 a.m.

TBD - Hospital placements have their own criminal background check process, orientations, and other pre-service requirements detailed in the position requirements after students register.

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"