Welcome Students!

The MSU Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) supports students across all colleges and majors who are participating in course-based community engaged learning opportunities. Please read below to see how we can support you in your course-based experience!

Email the CCEL Academic Programs Team at servlrn@msu.edu if you have any questions.


Background Checks

In support of the Center for Community Engaged Learning's mission, Michigan State University runs a criminal background check on students who serve. You can submit your form here: Link.

Honors Option with a Community Engaged Learning Focus

The Honors College at MSU offers an Honors Option with a Community Engaged Learning Focus, in partnership with the Center for Community Engaged Learning. The option offers Honors College students the opportunity to earn honors credit while gaining meaningful, hands-on experience that benefits the community. Click here to learn more: Link.

Student Reflection Sessions

Does your course require you to complete an asynchronous version of any of our reflection workshops (Situated Spartan, Asset-Based Community Engagement, Core Concepts of Community Engaged Learning)?  Click here to learn more about our student reflection workshops and where to access them: PDF Link.

Transportation Assistance

In partnership with Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), the Center for Community Engaged Learning provides free bus tokens to all students that participate in any of our community engaged learning opportunities.  Students are able to pick up bus tokens at our office located in the Student Services Building, Room 101 between 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

Visit CATA's website (cata.org) for bus route information. You will find information on all bus routes, stops, and schedules. You can also input your starting and ending location to have a map and bus schedule created for your trip.

Links to Important Forms