Community Service Learning Center


The Community Service Learning Center prepares students to become active, global citizens who are committed to a life of community engagement and democratic participation.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

 -Margaret Mead


Active Citizen Continuum

The Community Service Learning Center empowers students to become active, global citizens. As students grow and learn, they move through the "Active Citizen Continuum", a model for civic development. We recognize and celebrate civic learning as a lifelong process. Start your journey to becoming an active citizen today with the CSLC.

 

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The first step in the active citizen continuum. "Member, not concerned with their role in social problems."

The second step in the active citizen continuum. "Volunteer, well-intentioned but not well-educated about social issues."

The third step in the active citizen continuum. "Conscientious Citizen, concerned with discovering root causes; asks why?"

The final step in the active citizen continuum. "Active Citizen, community becomes a priority in values and life choices."


Recognition

NASPA 2019 CLDE Knowledge Community Collaborative Program Award

2019 NASPA Civic Learning Democratic

Engagement Collaborative Program Award 

Voter Friendly Campus: We Empower Students to Engage with Democracy

NASPA 2019 gold Excellence Award for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

2019 NASPA Gold Excellence Award

GVSU Votes! 


Upcoming Events

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive

September 19, 2019 11:30 AM - 5:30 AM

Grand Valley State University has developed partnerships with American Red Cross and Michigan Blood, newly named Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, to host blood drives at GVSU campus...

Beach Clean Up

September 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us on this day of service to clean up one of our beautiful Michigan beaches in Grand Haven. Transportation and lunch provided! 

National Voter Registration Day: Grand Rapids Campus

September 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us by the South Courtyard on September 23 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day! The Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Unit will be registering students to vote and verifying...

National Voter Registration Day: Allendale Campus

September 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us by the Clock Tower on September 24 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day! The Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Unit will be registering students to vote and verifying identities...

Democracy 101: GVSU Student Senate Panel

September 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Student Senators Hannah Benoit of Senate Resources, Madeleine Samuels of Finance, Grace McMahon of Campus Affairs, Alexandra Murarescu of Diversity Affairs, Joel Pagel of External Relations, and...

American Red Cross Blood Drive

September 26, 2019 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Grand Valley State University has developed partnerships with American Red Cross and Michigan Blood, newly named Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, to host blood drives at GVSU campus...

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The Community Service Learning Center is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.