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First Year Opportunities

Programs of Distinction both inspire and challenge students who see the expansion of their educational horizons as endeavors going far beyond the classroom. Students in Programs of Distinction don’t just finish assignments and projects, they seek out faculty as academic and professional mentors who can help them shape their careers. They undertake challenging coursework and extra-curricular activities, and develop research and service projects that make them competitive in graduate school and within their chosen professions.

Garber Cardinal Business Edge

The Garber Cardinal Business Edge is a three-semester program that offers incoming business students the opportunity to grow professionally and gain leadership skills through in-class and field-based activities with peers under the mentorship of senior leaders in the Scott L. Carmona College of Business.

Cardinals in Action

Cardinals In Action is a group of first-year students who share a common interest in community service. As a community, we create life-long bonds while learning to examine the meaning of our service. We strive to make service an integrated part of life. CIA is also a great starting point for leadership opportunities on campus.

Global Foundation Scholars

The Global Foundation Scholars Program provides a select group of students with a unique college experience through common coursework, living communities, and an opportunity to study abroad.

 

 

Honors

An honors designation is the most universally recognized sign of academic distinction achieved in higher education. The Honors Program allows students to pursue their major and minor degree work while providing enriched academic experiences in Honors courses, seminars, research projects and social activities.

Living Leadership

A complete University experience includes the opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills.  The Living Leadership Program is a program for incoming freshmen who will live on campus.  Students chosen to participate in the program live and learn together in a residential community.

Wolohan Fellowship

The Wolohan Family Foundation developed the Richard V. Wolohan Fellowship in Leadership and Service, to encourage students to demonstrate the kind of community leadership that characterized Mr. Wolohan’s life.

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Saginaw Valley State University

SERVICE LEARNING



SVSU students address the needs of local and global communities through the integration of meaningful service and traditional instruction that incorporates reflection and critical thinking to enrich the learning experience. 


Saginaw Valley State University

Contact Us

bjthoma1@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7320(989) 964-7320

Contact

Brian Thomas, Director

Office

Wickes Hall 230H

Hours

M-F
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.