Our office provides beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities that are...

  • active
  • service-focused
  • community-based
  • mutually beneficial
  • integrated with students’ academic programs

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My Role

Service-learning students contribute their time, energy, and unique talents to nonprofit organizations, schools, hospitals, health care facilities, government agencies, and advocacy groups in ways that help to meet community needs. The service may be connected to a specific MSU course or academic major, or may simply be related to a personal passion.


Students who participate in service-learning contribute to the public good of local, national, and international communities via co-curricular and academic placements. They also enrich their academic knowledge with real-world applications and develop personal, professional, leadership, and citizenship skills.

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"