Since 2003, the student-athlete community outreach Putting Athletes and Community Together (PACT) program offers the potential to develop student-athletes while improving the community through effective leadership and volunteering of services. PACT is strictly charitable and offers student-athletes the chance to get involved and make a difference in someone's life in the Lansing and surrounding communities. PACT focuses on three areas of outreach opportunities: student-athlete/team project developed initiatives, SASS project developed initiatives, and community project developed initiatives. Areas of focus when determining outreach events include educational opportunities, local hospitals, and events that help the MSU community. In addition to providing outreach opportunities, Student-Athlete Development focuses on assisting student-athletes with outreach needs for classes, outreach placement for internships, and continuous upkeep of the outreach database for accurate reporting for student-athletes and university officials.