Student participation in community and civic engagement can better help students engage in academic content, learn skills like critical thinking, writing, and communication, and increases students’ emotional intelligence while driving them toward conscientious community action.

MSU Denver offers curricular, course based, and co-curricular opportunities on campus like service learning and the Urban Leadership Program. We also provide connections and resources for students to get involved with community members and organizations like the Hart Center for Public Service and the American Democracy Project. 

Roadrunner Engagement Highlights

MSU Denver cheer squad.

MSU Denver Athletes Named Finalists for the NCAA 2021 Division II Award of Excellence

Student-athletes from MSU Denver were named finalists for the NCAA 2021 Division II Award of Excellence. Chosen from schools in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, MSU Denver athletes were recognized for their Food for Thought work. Student-athletes from all MSU Denver teams have participated in Food for Thought activities, an organization dedicated to eliminating weekend hunger for children in the area. Student-athletes packed PowerSacks, which include enough to feed a family of four two meals. Food for Thought served 53 elementary schools and more than 10,000 children.

Twenty-eight schools were named finalists for the accolade which recognizes initiatives in the past year that exemplify the Division II philosophy, community engagement and student-athlete leadership. Division II honors its members each year for conducting events that promote student-athletes giving back and serving as leaders within their communities or on their campuses.