Community Engagement and Partners

Our Vision

"Community engagement is the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional, state, national, and global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."  (Ahmed et al., 2017)


  • Community-based research & scholarship
  • Community-centered education and clinical care
  • Community service & volunteerism

Our Partners

Hospitals & Clinics-National (544 total) plus two International (not shown here)

Hospitals & Clinics-State (452 in Michigan out of the 544 total)

Schools-National (103 total)

Schools-State (90 in Michigan out of the 103 total)

Social Service Agencies-State (54 total) plus one outside of Michigan (not shown here)

For additional information about our partners, please contact Susan Naeve-Velguth, Director of Community Engagement.

Outstanding Community Partner Award Recipients 2020-2021