In recognition of its 50th year anniversary, the Center for Community Engaged Learning introduced its newest and most prestigious annual award, the Michigan State University Spartan Volunteer Service Award: A Presidential Recognition. The award is presented on behalf of the MSU President and aims to give recognition to any MSU student who participated in 100 or more hours of verified community-engaged learning or volunteering.
In recognition of its 40th year anniversary, the Center for Community Engaged Learning, in partnership with the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services, and with endorsement from the Provost, inaugurated the MSU Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards from 2008-2017. Conferred annually, the awards recognized individuals who have demonstrated innovative and/or sustained effort in the area of academic, curricular, or co-curricular service-learning/civic engagement that is specifically linked with the mission and efforts of their colleges. Recipients were selected from faculty and staff by the deans of each college.