RCS Scholarly and Creative Activity
The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is comprised of active scholars, creators, instructors, advisors, staff and students. We dedicate our productive energies and contributions to many communities, on campus and beyond.
The language clubs in RCS offer the opportunity to learn about and share experiences related to diverse cultures, languages, and people.
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: Spanish 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 (email@example.com) for information.
For information about the Romance and Classical Studies community or to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Student Organizations and Language Clubs
Faculty advisor: Anna Kirkwood Graham (email@example.com)
Presidents: Austin Pike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faculty advisor: Anne Violin-Wigent (email@example.com)
President: Johana Zamora (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faculty advisor: Carmen De Lorenzo (email@example.com)
Faculty advisor: Charles Moulding (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Chairs: Kailey Henderson and Sergio Navarro Fernández
Faculty advisor: Víctor Rodríguez Pereira