MCSP is strong because its members are committed to each other and to the work of community service and dialogue. Plan to make MCSP a priority during your first year at UM.
MCSP students are required to take our membership course, ALA 102 (1 credit), during the fall semester. In addition, students are required to take an MCSP-linked seminar course and an MCSP-linked civic engagement course during their first year on campus. Required MCSP courses often count toward other distribution, major, or minor requirements.
Beyond the classroom, students are invited to small group dialogues, to community-building social events, to community service opportunities, and to intercultural programs and performances. There is no hour requirement for community service hours outside of the required community service event for ALA 102, but we find that students who commit to ongoing community service activities deepen their relationships with each other and their commitment to serving others throughout their lives.