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Michigan State University embraces service-learning and civic engagement as viable and vital methods of fulfilling MSU's land-grant to world-grant mission, and supports academic service-learning as a teaching pedagogy. University Outreach and Engagement's Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE) provides services and opportunities to faculty, students, and community partners.

Faculty

The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE) supports university faculty from across all colleges and majors in creating service-learning opportunities for students by integrating meaningful community engagement into their college courses.

Services offered to faculty include:

  • Assistance in identifying community partners
  • Course development tools and resources to enhance service-learning experiences
  • Service-learning 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 enrollment database to register for service-learning positions

Learn more about the service-learning and civic engagement resources offered to faculty.


Students

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.

UOE's Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement provides beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities that are...

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

Learn more about the service-learning and civic engagement resources offered to students.


Community Partners

The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement invites community organizations and agencies to partner with the MSU community by actively engaging students. This section contains information about posting or updating position listings; explains the process by which volunteers are placed with an agency; examples of volunteer service programs; provides links to any required forms; and clarifies the roles of the CSLCE, the agency, and the student in this partnership.

Learn more about the service-learning and civic engagement resources offered to community partners.

For more information, contact Renee Zientek
Director, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement