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.


Looking for Summer Service Opportunities?

Check out our Community Engagement Opportunities page to find service opportunities that fit your interests and your schedule!

Don't forget to log your hours in Laker Link to participate in our Summer of Service and to keep track of the hard work you put into serving your community!

For more information on how to log your hours, visit our Track Your Service Hours page.


"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

National Voter Registration Day

September 28, 2021 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Get registered to vote and bring a friend to do the same! Join partners from the MI Secretary of State and Allendale Township Clerk's Office to get registered to vote! Make your voice heard! (And...

Democracy 101: Doing Democracy Through Student Voter Engagement

September 29, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Voting is a critical aspect of a democracy, but can be difficult to jump into. Join us as we learn more about challenges to full voter participation and how Michigan student voters influence the...

Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

October 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sign up to donate blood and give back to your community! RSVP on LakerLink

Make a Difference Day 2021

October 16, 2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the CSLC for Make A Difference Day 2021! Students will listen to a speaker in the morning and then go out into the community and serve in the afternoon. You must register in order to attend...

Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

October 21, 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sign up to donate blood and give back to your community! RSVP on LakerLink

Democracy 101: Doing Democracy Through Advocacy

October 27, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This session focuses on affordable housing on a local, state, and federal level. Join us as we discuss what it looks like to create affordable housing, and how that process is impacted by gentrification...

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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

2020-2021

Voter Friendly Campus!

NASPA 2019 gold Excellence Award for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

2019 NASPA Gold Excellence Award

GVSU Votes! 

2018 Midterm Election "Gold Campus"

2018 Midterm Election "Gold Campus"

Excellence in Student Voter Engagement


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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.