Students

We know Spartans Will make the most of their college experience through engaging in beyond-the-classroom learning and engagement opportunities. Launched in Fall 2020, the dynamic co-curricular experiences you are participating in are formally recognized through Michigan State University’s new platform and record, the Spartan Experience Record.

At MSU, the interactive My Spartan Story platform captures the MSU experiences that complement your academic course of study and would go on to build your Spartan Experience Record.  Experiences that can be considered for inclusion must be:

  1. MSU sponsored
  2. Not bear academic credit
  3. Have established learning outcomes that include assessment.

Examples of co-curricular activities include:

  • Leadership positions
  • Student employment
  • Undergraduate research positions
  • Internships
  • Student organizations
  • Civic engagement opportunities.

Your Spartan Experience Record officially documents your learning in these activities, which can be requested through the Registrar’s Office. Once populated, you can customize and print your SER to reflect on your experiences and support your goals during time at MSU and beyond graduation.

To get started, please review our Student Resources and FAQ’s. Additionally, to get a full introduction to the Spartan Experience Record, sign-up for a  Workshop below. Questions? Please email us through the Contact webpage.

Here are a number of frequently asked questions by and for students:

The Workshop Series is designed to help students, staff, and faculty understand more about the Spartan Experience Record. Various sessions are offered each semester with a range of topics. Sessions are led by Staff and Spartan Experience Record Ambassadors. See below for the current workshop schedule.

Workshop Topics

  • What is the Spartan Experience Record?
  • My Spartan Story: Reflections on Your Involvement
  • Marketing Your Spartan Experiences
  • Working to get your Organization on to the Record
  • Assessments, Learning Outcomes, and More
  • Preparing Submissions
  • RSO Workshops
  • Staff/Faculty Submissions
  • Staff/Faculty Validation

Have you been wondering what the Spartan Experience Record is? Maybe you have heard a little but want to know how to request and utilize this new tool. Or maybe you want help in getting your activities or experiences added to your record. If so, then check out our student workshops that are designed to help introduce MSU Undergrads to the Spartan Experience Record as both a platform and tool, as well as the process for submitting co-curricular experiences to be included on their SER.

Spartan Experience Record Introductory Workshop

Join us to learn about the Spartan Experience Record, a customizable record of your learning beyond the classroom that you can then request alongside your transcript through the Registrar’s Office. Our workshop will help you familiarize yourself to the record, benefits, as well as to the submission and approval process to add your co-curricular experience(s).

  • Schedule TBD

To let us know that you would like to attend one, let us know here

Student Organization Drop-In Workshop

Learn how to register your organization on the My Spartan Story platform to get recognition for your positions and leadership experience onto the Spartan Experience Record. To be held in STEM 2110.

  • October 6, 2022 @ 11-2
  • November 15, 2022 @ 10-1

What you can do?

Within the Spartan Experience Record  and the My Spartan Story platform, students can Discover opportunities on campus and beyond, Engage in Spartan Experiences, and Reflect on their learning.

Getting started

We are busy populating the Spartan Experience Record catalog with opportunities.

To help us get activities/positions listed, please encourage the faculty and staff members who oversee co-curricular programs with which you’re involved to submit these experiences for approval.

Platform roles and actions

Discover the different roles within the My Spartan Story platform and what each role can accomplish.