"Two days into her freshman year at U-M, Oluwatosin “Tosin” Adeyemi was cutting away invasive plants in an Ann Arbor park.

Community service is a cornerstone of the Michigan Community Scholars Program learning community. As a member, Adeyemi spent close to 20 hours over that academic year helping others — while learning about social justice, closely interacting with people from different backgrounds and making lifelong friendships.

“My Michigan experience wouldn’t be nearly as rich without it,” said Adeyemi, now a senior studying biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience."