Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Citizen Scholars
Citizen Scholars in Action

The students in this program are involved in a multitude of activities and interactions across the College of Arts and Letters and the university. Here, we call attention to their endeavors, and celebrate their talents, their contributions, and their efforts.



Community Identity Project

A group of four Citizen Scholars students created a website based around community & identity for their AL 101 Civic and Writing course. This site's goal is to create an understanding of what one deals with in their different communities.

First Semester Video Projects

The videos presented here represent work produced by teams of Citizen Scholar students in their first semester in the university and in the program. This work reflects their perceptions, values, views, and interests as students and members of our society, showing them to be thoughtful, engaged, creative, and articulate.

082088-green-grunge-clipart-icon-business-magnifying-glass1-sc49.pngThe Tip of the Iceberg 

082075-green-grunge-clipart-icon-business-light-on.pngMisconceptions in Liberal Arts 

081972-green-grunge-clipart-icon-business-clock6-sc43.pngA Year in Review 

082045-green-grunge-clipart-icon-business-globe.pngDance: The Universal Language

082051-green-grunge-clipart-icon-business-home4.pngFamily Dinners: Who’s Sitting With Us 


Citizen Scholars and students from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, under the direction of Associate Professor Benjamin Duke, spent summer 2017 studying Public Art in New York City and creating some for the City of East Lansing. The video below shows the development of their work.

Public Art Summer 2017


To learn more about some of our students, click here.
To learn more about our first-year curriculum and projects, click here.