2024-25 Academic Catalog

Community-Engaged Learning Program

The Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) is a shared endeavor among the Office of the Provost, the Division of Student Affairs, and MSU Extension, designed to create partnerships between the campus and the community to promote community-engaged learning. CCEL staff work with MSU faculty, staff, and students as well as members of MSU Extension including county coordinators, area agents, and research specialists.

The mission of CCEL is to provide opportunities for research, learning, and service for members of the MSU, local, statewide, and international communities. Community-engaged learning students collaborate with community partners to serve Mississippi, the region, and individuals from across the globe. These efforts enhance academic learning through hands-on experience. More information on CCEL and community-engaged learning at MSU can be found by at www.ccel.msstate.edu.

CEL Designation

The CEL designation identifies academic courses that will incorporate community-engaged learning. A Community-Engaged Learning Advisory Committee (CELAC) reviews and approves community-engaged learning courses to determine which will be given the CEL designation. Students can find the CEL designation on the class schedule as they register for academic coursework. A comment will be noted on student transcripts indicating that the student participated in a community-engaged learning course.