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Spartans Are a Movement for Good

Organizations Served

Since the Spartans Serve effort began in 2013, thousands of students, alumni and friends have volunteered their time and talents for hundreds of organizations around the world.

Spartan Stories

Learn about some of your fellow Spartans around the world who are making a difference. 

Want to share your Spartan service story and inspire others? Submit it here and you could be featured on our website or social media.

Why volunteer? Making a difference is what Spartans do. Below are a few Spartans who shared their reasons for serving. 

Randy Horshok, serving

Randy Horshok '75
Waterloo, SC

"I have enjoyed volunteering my entire life.  I began with Special Olympics in Michigan, and never looked back. The programs that I am involved with now help the community, helps others, and benefits causes that I care about."
Rick Rosales and dog

Rick Rosales '05, '07
Chicago, IL

"I believe, as citizens of this earth, that we all have an obligation, a privilege and a duty, to serve. It is only through the love and support of each other that we can build better communities."
Melissa Baty, serving

Marissa Baty '99
Grand Rapids, MI

"Volunteering is an opportunity to give back to the local community and contribute to the shared Spartan experience. I've benefited from the sacrifices of others and believe in paying forward."

Join the Conversation

Have something to say about Spartans making a difference? So do we. Follow the MSU Alumni Office on social media or post using #SpartansServe and be sure to tag MSU Alumni (@msualumni) in social posts. You can also share your Spartan service story with us. Your story could be featured on this website or on our social media to inspire others.