HC IMPACT Week of Service

HC IMPACT is the opportunity to connect with and learn more about the community we live in. I came into it with an open mind and came out a completely changed person.

Elisha Smith, HC IMPACT Participant
  • Develop your MSU community
  • Connect with local service organizations and make a difference
  • Work closely with Honors College faculty, staff, and classmates
  • Earn 2 credits with a connected Fall semester course
  • Move onto campus early

hc impact 2017HC IMPACT, the Honors College's service week (Sunday, August 23 - Sunday, August 30), is open to 40 incoming HC members who will be introduced to a variety of focus areas related to social inequity and inequality (such as, but not limited to, poverty, health, education, and environment) and do service with various community organizations in the Greater Lansing area. Each day will conclude with engaging reflective discussions to connect the day's materials and participation in social activities further introducing you to the MSU and Greater Lansing communities.

The program will extend into the academic year with connection to an Honors freshman seminar course (UGS 101H) and an Honors English course (ENG 211H). The freshman seminar is a 2-credit course in the Fall semester focusing on topics covered during the summer program that provides the opportunity to continue the service experience with a community organization of your choice. The English class can serve as an Arts & Humanities (IAH) substitution or a Tier I Writing course, depending on what is needed.
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The HC IMPACT Program will cost participants approximately $150, paid towards early overnight housing expenses and charged to the Fall semester bill. Scholarships may be available to help defray this cost.

HC IMPACT Participant Eligibility & Timeline:
HC IMPACT is open to any first-year student whose first semester in the Honors College is Fall 2020. Please note, any student needing to participate in New Student Orientation from August 24-27, 2020 cannot participate in HC IMPACT due to schedule conflicts.

  • March 1: Applications open
  • May 10: Applications close
  • June: Applicants will be notified of their status via their MSU e-mail account

2019 HC IMPACT Participant Application Packet

HC IMPACT Mentor Eligibility & Timeline:
Applicants must be planning to enroll for classes at MSU at least through Fall 2020.

  • November: Applications open
  • January 3: Applications close
  • January 13-24: Interviews
  • February: Applicants will be notified of their status via their MSU e-mail account
Visit this page for further details.


Please direct any questions about HC IMPACT to Program Coordinator Erika Trigg Crews.