Be the change you want to see
– be a Citizen Scholar.
Citizen Scholars put their arts and humanities values, knowledge, skills, and practices into action, leading us toward a more just, inclusive, and open society.
Citizen Scholars is open to ALL first-year students with a major in the College of Arts and Letters
Citizen Scholars students move through three program phases as they complete their major.
The Student Experience
Small classes with award-winning faculty, personalized mentoring from program academic staff and advisers
Learning, Service, & Research
Classes and projects organized around service learning, creative practice, research opportunities, and community engagement
Networking opportunities with mentors, guest speakers, and community partners
A Family Commitment to Spartans
MSU alumni Phillip and Tonya Collier believe in giving back and one way they are doing that is by supporting the College of Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars program, which is designed to prepare the next generation of diverse, high-achieving, and engaged citizen leaders.
MSU Citizen Scholars Showcase
Interested in becoming a Citizen Scholar?
Support the Program
Support student enrichment experiences such as study abroad, study away, internships, and community projects
Become a Mentor
Provide professional opportunities and community project mentorship to students
Create Community Connections
Become a community partner and support collaborative projects
DR. Caesar's AL 110 CLass
“My self portrait represents my awareness of the world around me, my mistakes, and my connection to my own self.” – Taylor Kaigler, first year Citizen Scholar
Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland
“Through this I was able to learn even more about publishing on the back-end, and I got my hands on every single page of these books!” – Sophie Schmidt, Senior Citizen Scholar
Prioritize People and Passion
“CS taught me how important it is to prioritize passion and people in all things.” – Abbie Crick, Citizen Scholar Graduate