Citizenship and Service-Learning

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Earn credit. Serve the community.

A learning experience that makes a difference

Live out the university's public affairs mission, work on cross-disciplinary projects and develop professionally - all while doing something great for the community. 

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Our students, your goals: let's make a difference together


Number of students enrolled in one or more service-learning courses during the 2020-2021 academic year.


Estimate of average retention rate of students enrolled overall in service-learning courses. 


Total value of service to the community at $28.54/hour based on Independent Sector during the 2020-2021 academic year.


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Classifications and Affiliations

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Carnegie Classification

Citizenship and service-learning, also known as CASL, supports Missouri State's status as a Carnegie-classified institution through curricular engagement. This is defined as teaching, learning and scholarship that engages faculty, students, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration. Interactions address community identified needs, deepen students' civic and academic learning, enhance community well-being and enrich the scholarship of the institution