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RCS has partnered with the Center of Community Engaged Learning to expand outreach and experiential opportunities for our students

Opportunities for service learning:  US Census Bureau, Greater Lansing Food Bank, East Lansing Public Library, Lansing School District, Cristo Rey, Refugee Development Center, CAMP at MSU

Service awards

During the RCS Awards Ceremony at the end of Spring Semester, the Department will recognize participation through a series of awards and certificates:

Dolores Huerta Award in Community Engagement Development:

Awarded for involvement in a project of a student’s own initiative with potential for future involvement within the department.

Requirements:  Spanish major, students must complete 100 hours of community engagement activity, and work with a faculty member on developing an on-going future relationship with their community partner. 

Students will receive recognition at the Spring awards ceremony along with their faculty mentor, a certificate, and a small cash award. 

Excellentia in Civitatem:

Awarded to all students who complete at least 40 hours of community engagement activity. 

Requirements:  Spanish major, students must submit a letter of interest to the department with a list of their activities and the department will confirm the hours of activity via the MSU Civic Life App and the CCEL. 

Students will receive a certificate of achievement and recognition at the Spring Awards Ceremony.

Department Award: Sacrificium Dedicationis

Awarded to the student with the most total hours of service recorded with the CCEL and the MSU Civic Life App within the department. 

Requirements: Spanish Major, students must submit a letter of interest to the department with a list of their activities and the department will confirm the hours of activity.

The winner will receive a certificate of achievement, recognition at the Spring Awards Ceremony, and a small cash award.

Discipline/Section Award: Non Sibi Sed Aliis: Awarded to one student from each discipline who applies course content from a specific class/ collection of classes and submits a reflection on the application of that course content toward community engagement activities. Students must complete at least 20 hours of community engagement.

Requirements: Spnaish major or minor, students will need to contact the professor of the course(s) whose content inspired/enabled the engagement activities and submit their reflection on these activities to the department for consideration. 

Winners will receive a certificate of achievement as well as recognition at the Spring Awards Ceremony

Contact: Charles Moulding (mouldin1@msu.edu) for information.

Language Clubs

Spanish Club

Co-presidents: Shae Thompson (thom1792@msu.edu) and Grace Sobeck (sobeckgr@msu.edu)

Faculty advisor: Charles Moulding (mouldin1@msu.edu)

Classics Club

Co-presidents: Dane Clement (cleme198@msu.edu) and Madi Pehringer (pehringe@msu.edu)

Faculty advisor: Anna Kirkwood Graham (grahama9@msu.edu)