Spartans Serve is a year-round initiative designed to show the world the extraordinary impact Spartans can make through service. This organized, collaborative effort brings Spartans together to serve others in their communities while demonstrating the reach and power of the Spartan network.
When you’re a Spartan, you’re part of something far bigger than campus’ 5,200 acres. We’re a global community and passionate about making the world a better place. Spartans have a proud tradition of service — many MSU alumni are inspired to serve in their personal and professional lives. This extends to alumni clubs, employers, individuals and MSU departments or programs, who are actively involved in their communities. Additionally, thousands of students give back each year through campus’ Center for Community Engaged Learning.
Every year in April, as part of the Spartans Serve initiative, there is a Global Day of Service to harness the power of this spirit of service and demonstrate what Spartans can do in a single day.
Since 2013, Spartans Serve has been a great success. More than 57,000 hours of service have been donated by more than 12,000 volunteers in nearly 1,000 locations. These volunteers have provided a collective impact valued at $1.375 million to their causes.
Do you have a need in your community or cause you're passionate about? Consider planning a service project near you!
All service projects should be registered on serve.msu.edu. There are many helpful resources to assist with your project creation.
We encourage all who create a project to review the Project Planning Guide, which is intended to assist in the creation, registration, promotion, execution and follow-up for a service project.
All service projects are registered on serve.msu.edu. You can browse the website as the date gets nearer to see what projects are happening in your community.
If you do not see a service project listed near you, contact your local alumni club. Chances are they’re planning something, but it may not be registered. Otherwise, you may also consider planning a project yourself — it's a great way to connect with fellow Spartans for a good cause and the MSU Alumni Office is here to help you plan a successful service project. If you have questions about the Global Day of Service, please see our frequently asked questions.
If you have additional questions, please contact Maria Giggy, Alumni Programs Director, MSU Alumni Office by email or by calling (517) 355-7724.