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Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP)

Despite the many challenges posed by the presence of COVID-19 on campus, the Michigan Community Scholars Program sustains its commitment to civic engagement, community service, and intergroup dialogue, and to building friendships in the virtual space.

MCSP student leaders lead socially distanced outdoor activities, including a walk in the Arb, ice cream outings, and a scavenger hunt. They organize Wellness Wednesdays, virtual movie and game nights, and intergroup dialogues on educational inequity, criminal justice reform, and the capitol riot.

MCSP students provide tutoring for students at Scarlett Middle School, help to clean up nature areas, make masks for Habitat for Humanity, support the Flint Justice Partnership, and work with LGBTQ+ asylum seekers through AsylumConnect. 

Interested in joining MCSP? 

Beginning, February 1, you can complete the Michigan Learning Communities (MLC) Housing Application when you submit your UM Housing Application. You can learn more about MCSP programs and courses by visiting our Prospective Students page. Interested in hearing about MCSP from the student perspective? Check out the Testimonials page. Questions? Check out our FAQs, or feel free to contact us!

Featured News

MCSP Alum Connor Wilkinson

Years in MCSP: I was in MCSP all four years!

MCSP Alum Zainab Bhindarwala

Years in MCSP: 2015-2019

What is MCSP?

The Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP) brings together students and faculty who have a commitment to community service, diversity and academic excellence. Through small courses, faculty-student contact, service projects, leadership opportunities and social programs, students model an ideal community through intergroup engagement, responsibility, friendship, and collaboration.