2019 Spartan Volunteer Service Award and Civic Life App

This year by the numbers:


Students awarded the SVSA


Service Hours


Acts logged


Community partners served


Value of service back into the community

(based on estimated figure from Independent Sector)

The Spartan Volunteer Service Award (SVSA) was designed to celebrate and recognize MSU students who serve over 100 hours in a calendar year. This award was created to celebrate what makes being a Spartan so special: service to others and community. This year we used a combination of a Qualtrics application and our MSU Civic Life App to track volunteer hours.

The MSU Civic Life App is not only for logging volunteer hours; it becomes a learning tool as students log each act of service under one of seven service categories. Students can reflect on their service, see what others are doing in the community, and get ideas of ways to help out in the community.

This year (2018-2019), 87 students earned the award, 52 students attended the annual MLK Community Dinner (2019) to receive their award, and 5 students were recognized for completing 400-500 hours of service at the 3rd Annual MSU University Outreach and Engagement Awards Ceremony.

The top 5 recipients were:

  • Sujit Bajaj, College of Natural Science – 500 hours
  • Samantha Paige Perovski, College of Natural Science – 492 hours
  • Brooklyn Taylor Rue, College of Arts and Letters – 436 hours
  • Malik Amir Lee Mix, Eli Broad College of Business (Speaker) – 400 hours
  • Lauren Marie Caramagno, College of Natural Science – 400 hours