• Student Government Association
    A Division of Student Affairs

Philanthropy & Community Service

Welcome to the Philanthropy and Community Service page. The Student Government Association has the privilege of overseeing three really amazing service programs: Freshman Day of Service, the MTSU Habitat Blitz Build and Make a Difference Week. Throughout the year, the Student Government Association will host numerous events, provide many opportunities for service, and create a wide variety of informational and educational activities for students to participate in. Keep checking our website for updates for contact us to see how you can become a part of our various philanthropy programs.

For more information, contact

Myeshia Burchett
Philanthropic Coordinator
sgaphil@mtsu.edu
898-2464

The Philanthropic Committee

The Philanthropic Committee is a way in which students can get involved with philanthropy on campus in various ways. The Committee consists of five sub committees which are Habitat for Humanity Committee, Make a Difference Week Committee, Blood Drive Committee, Canned Food Drive Committee, and the Public Relations Committee. Each of these sub-committees has special projects that they will work on throughout the school year. Being a part of the Philanthropic Committee is a great way for students to be actively engaged with their community as True BLUE Raiders!  Applications are being accepted now please click on the link below.

Sign up here!

MTSU Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build

Beginning in January 2006, students started raising funds through various programs for the first MTSU Habitat Blitz Build. The goal is to raise $50K so that students may begin building a home for a resident of Rutherford County. Because of this project, MTSU has started two strong events on campus: Cheer for Humanity and See Spot Run 5K Run/Walk. Students, alumni, and staff will be able to join efforts to build a house from the ground up in one week on campus once fundraising is complete. Currently, nearly $30K has been raised.

See Spot Run

Annual 5K Walk/Run for participants and their dogs. Awards are given to top finishers in their age group and top dogs.

Freshman Day of Service - TBA

Freshman Day of Service is a one day event focused on giving back to the community as well as providing freshman students with a positive jumpstart to becoming involved during their collegiate experience. This one day event will be devoted to community service projects designed to provide an opportunity to unite the freshman class by promoting awareness through philanthropy, leadership, and campus involvement .FDOS will take place in the fall of 2016.

Campus organizations are encouraged to participate by providing donations to help contribute to the event’s success. For more information please contact the SGA Philanthropic Coordinator at sgaphil@mtsu.edu.

The Big Event - TBA

The Student Government Association, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, and United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties are excited to announce that our annual BIG Event will be held in the spring of 2016! The BIG Event is the largest one day community service project that students across the nation participate in.

All students are encouraged to participate! Bring your student organization and a couple of friends and help us as we give back to the community! Volunteers may sign up as a team with their student organization, or as an individual.

For more information contact the SGA Philanthropic Coordinator at sgaphil@mtsu.edu.