RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement

Global Reach.

Global Knowledge.

Global Peace and Human Security.

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The RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement Grant Recognition and Celebration on March 26, 2019, in the LookOut! Art Gallery at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU.

The RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement is a Michigan State University-wide teaching and research collaboration that provides resources and activities to participating faculty and students in MSU colleges and major administrative units engaged in sustained and reciprocal community partnerships across the United States and abroad. The Network’s focus on global civic engagement provides a practical perspective integrating space, ways of knowing, and goals across diasporic, indigenous, migrant, and settler communities.

The Network's mission is to develop and support sustained relationships through reciprocity, collaboration, and investment, as well as address community engagement issues and implications in a global context. For the Network, global is not the geographic opposite of local, nor is it synonymous with an international level of engagement. 

Therefore, the Network’s purpose is to provide the following forms of investment and support:

  1. Global Reach – The Network provides the administrative support and intellectual expertise to connect the wide range of civic engagement activities conducted by MSU faculty and students both near and far across the globe.
  2. Global Knowledge – The Network’s conception of civic engagement includes a form of co-generative experiential knowledge creation that depends upon multiple perspectives, histories, and assumptions and enhances our ability to define and solve difficult problems collaboratively.
  3. Global Peace and Human Security – The Network’s overarching goal is to foster global peace and human security, broadly understood, based upon mutual respect and multicultural understanding and empathy.

The RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement was founded by the Residential College in the Arts and Humantities at MSU and is supported by the MSU Federal Credit Union and MSU's Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement.

Contact

Vincent Delgado
Director, RCAH Program on Sustainability in Costa Rica
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Michigan State University

Phone: Office (from the U.S.): 313-652-0333
Email: 
delgado1@msu.edu

Dean Stephen Esquith
Residential College in the Arts and Humantities
Michigan State University
C210G Snyder Hall

Phone: 517-355-0212
Email: esquith@msu.edu

RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement Undergraduate Fellowship

Through the generosity of MSU Federal Credit Union and participating MSU colleges and major administrative units, the RCAH Network for Global Civic Engagement awards one-year civic engagement student fellowships of up to $3,000 each to support undergraduates’ in-depth study and practice in global civic engagement in the context of a sustained partnership or coordinated faculty project.

To learn more or to apply for an undergraduate fellowship, visit https://rcah.msu.edu/current-students/funding/network-for-global-civic-engagement-undergraduate-fellowship.html.