National and International Contexts

  • Campus Compact
    Campus Compact is a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students, who are committed fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building civic engagement into campus and academic life.
  • The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN)
    The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education. TRUCEN calls upon research university colleagues to embrace a bold vision for civic and community engagement and work to bring it about. Campus Compact serves as the secretariat for TRUCEN. Michigan State University has been an active member of TRUCEN since 2007.
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Community Engagement Classification
    Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Elective Classification
    The new classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. Whereas the Foundation's all-inclusive classifications involve secondary analysis of existing national data sources available for all institutions, elective classifications involve additional data collection and documentation, with substantial effort invested by participating institutions. Elective classifications enable the Foundation's classification system to recognize important aspects of institutional mission and action that are not represented in the national data.
  • Colleges with a Conscience: The Princeton Review
    This is a unique guide to 81 carefully selected service-learning programs. Students can learn how to get involved, find financial support for service, and integrate community work with academic life.
  • International Association for The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE): Advances in Service-Learning Research
    The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international, non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. IARSLCE was launched in 2005, and incorporated in 2007. Advances in Service-Learning Research is a series of volumes of papers developed from the annual research conference. Conference presenters are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration that are based upon their conference presentations.
  • Michigan Campus Compact
    Michigan Campus Compact promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
  • President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll-Corporation for
    National and Community Service

    This Honor Roll responds to President Bush's call to service by building on and supporting the civic engagement mission of our nation's colleges and universities. This new recognition program is designed to increase public awareness of the contributions that college students are making within their local communities and across the country through volunteer service.
  • US News & World Report: America's Best Colleges 2007 – Academic Programs: Service-Learning

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)"

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2014 Carnegie Foundation "Elective Community Engagement" Classification

Michigan Campus Compact Logo

2014 Michigan Campus Compact "Engaged Campus of the Year"