Commitment to Service (CTS) is a program intended to help students become involved in making a difference in their community while attending the University of Michigan-Flint. The CTS program provides students with the opportunity to apply course content, develop an understanding of diversity, gain career experience, make professional connections and meet community leaders. Upon completion of the program, students are honored for their service by receiving special acknowledgment and cords to wear at commencement, a certificate of completion with a record of their hours, and a letter of appreciation from the Chancellor for their service.

CTS Program Requirements

CTS program tracks:

Northbank Center Track

This is intended for the student that civic engagement/volunteerism will be a new experience. If you select the Northbank Center Track, you will be required to complete a minimum of 200 hours of community service.

Riverfront Residence Hall Track

This is intended for the student that is looking for ways to get more civilly engaged in their community and has some familiarity with engagement/volunteerism. If you select the Riverfront Residence Hall Track, you will be required to complete a minimum of 400 hours of community service.

Mott Foundation Building Track

This track is intended for the student that is already very familiar with civic engagement/volunteerism and knows how to get involved in the community. It requires focus and dedication to community engagement. If you select the Mott Foundation Building Track, you will be required to complete a minimum of 650 hours of community service.

You will be required to submit all of your hours and a two-page final reflective essay one month prior to graduation. See CTS Essay Guidelines for details.

CTS Program Benefits

  • Tangible benefits
    • A cord of distinction at graduation
    • A record of service hours
    • A Commitment to Service Certificate
    • A letter of recognition from the Chancellor
  • Additional benefits
    • Your name will be in the commencement program
    • Great for your resume
    • Gain friendships
    • Meet community leaders
    • Social networking