Campus & Community

Campus and Community: A Celebration of the Land-Grant University Tradition of Community Engaged Action

The Campus and Community program features exemplary collaborative projects where MSU faculty and staff have co-created partnerships that respond to community issues, needs, challenges, or opportunities. Every year, three campus and community collaborations are honored and featured in separate sessions at the Great Lakes Folk Festival on the Campus and Community Stage.  Most of these projects involve the use of arts and cultural resources as a central part of their collaboration.  Representatives from the campus/community partnership share their experiences and interact with the festival audience.

In addition, the Campus and Community Program also features an evolving exhibition on the festival site that includes sections on past and ongoing Campus and Community projects; MSU’s land-grant history; MSU as a world grant university; campus cultural traditions; and MSU Museum Traditional Arts Program scholarly engagement with communities.

Funding for the Campus and Community programming and exhibition have been provided by MSU University Outreach & Engagement.