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Detroit Outreach

Detroit and Central Michigan University

CMU Detroit

Lifting others up through education and partnership.

The CMU Detroit Office is a multi-engagement space located at the corner of Woodward and Fort Street in downtown Detroit.

A Division of the President’s Office, we are a dynamic microcosm of Central Michigan University’s programs, services and opportunities. We regularly feature programming that attracts various members of the CMU community and the community at-large. 

With more than 46,000 CMU alumni currently living and working in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, we often host events to welcome them back to their alma mater. Whether it’s taking in the parade on Thanksgiving morning, giving back to the community through blood drives or celebrating our students with events like Fashion Future, our alumni are a vibrant part of CMU Detroit.

We care about the city and we love to show it through our presence at events like the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference and many others.  These sponsorships and partnerships allows us to connect with Detroit residents in a deeper, more tangible way. 

Many of our events and sponsorships provide opportunities for K-12 students in metro Detroit to interact with CMU and consider us as the place to continue their education. (Read here to find out more about tuition at CMU and how to apply.)

We also:

  • Foster relationships with chambers and associations like Detroit Economic Club and Detroit Regional Chamber.
  • Connect with businesses that have CMU alumni, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Quicken Loans, Ford and DTE Energy.
  • Partner with community organizations like P.A.L., MACC Development and Rhonda Walker Foundation to benefit the youth they serve and encourage opportunities for prospective students to engage with CMU.
  • Showcase CMU’s academic departments and innovative student initiatives through events at CMU Detroit.

CMU Detroit office staff



Detroit Outreach