MTSU Options for Getting Involved
There are dozens of student clubs and organizations that are active both on campus
and in the broader community. Skim though the list of organizations to find a group
that interests you, and you can get active and involved instantly.
MTSU believes in the value of applied knowledge -- Through EXL, students, staff, faculty
and local businesses and organizations can find valuable ways to interact and encourage
diversity and collaboration throughout MTSU and the community, merging classroom knowledge
with real-world work environments. You can take individual EXL courses or earn an
EXL Certificate on your transcript.
The EXL Scholars Program maintains partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the
area and has an online Non-Profit Volunteer Needs Database to help students and faculty
locate appropriate experiential and service learning opportunities. This innovative database can be viewed in various ways and is very easy to use. It
offers a direct way to connect students and faculty members to community partners.
The database can be sorted by the type of services provided by each organization as
well as by the various learning opportunities available and relevant areas of study
for each volunteer position.
Go To: Non-Profit Volunteer Needs Database (username: exlvol / password: volunteer)
Service-learning is a student centered teaching method that involves academic instruction
in partnership with MTSU and the larger community. The primary focus of service-learning
is to enhance critical and reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Service-learning
programs involve students in organized community partnerships that address local needs
while developing their academic skills and sense of civic responsibility and community.