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&#x3b; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
"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


Upcoming Events

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive

January 23, 2020 11:30 AM - 5:00 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...

MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity

January 25, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is part of a national day of service where campuses across America gather together to serve and stand in solidarity with their communities in honor of Dr....

Democracy 101: The Mythology of the American Dream

January 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about the history of the American Dream dating back to the 1930s, and uncover why the dream could never be a reality for all Americans during this interactive session hosted by GVSU History Professor...

Days of Community Action

February 1, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The CSLC has partnered with The Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising and the Division of Inclusion of Equity to create collaborative days of community engagement for students...

Democracy 101: The First Americans: Native Americans and the American Dream

February 5, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to discuss how the disenfranchisement and erasure of Native American Tribes and culture have molded and propelled the myth of the American Dream. 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

February 6, 2020 11:30 AM - 5:15 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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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

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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.