Reflection Circles


*We are currently recruiting community volunteers to facilitate Reflection Circle sessions!

What are Reflection Circles?

Reflection Circles are discussion groups for students serving the greater Lansing community through a service-learning class. Instead of writing a reflection paper, students instead come to Reflection Circles, to have a discussion which links their service-learning experiences to personal growth, academic learning, and meeting their future professional goals. Reflection Circles are a partnership between the MSU Community Club and the MSU Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

What would I do as a volunteer facilitator?

As a volunteer facilitator, you will:

  • Work with an experienced partner to lead three Reflection Circle sessions during the semester (1 per month in February, March, and April); substitutes available as needed
  • Receive orientation/training and an easy-to-use notebook of discussion activities
  • Build relationships with 8 to 12 MSU students while facilitating reflection activities

All activities are held on MSU’s campus. Campus parking passes are provided for all facilitators.

Do I have what it takes to be a volunteer facilitator?

If you are a good listener, eager to support MSU students, and wish to make a positive difference through volunteering, this opportunity is for you!

How can I learn more?

For more info, please contact Tina Houghton @ 517-432-3793 or                                            

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"